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'Mockingjay' Director Refused To Use 'Digital Trickery' To Recreate Philip Seymour Hoffman

HP: Philip Seymour Hoffman had just a few scenes left to film for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” when he was found dead in his New York City apartment in February.

While the cast and crew took a short break following Hoffman’s untimely death, upon returning, director Francis Lawrence had some critical choices to make regarding how to proceed with the film. As he explained in a HuffPost Live interview on Friday, the filmmaker eventually decided against using computer-generated imagery to finish out Hoffman's remaining scenes.

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RetrospectRealm2572d ago

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WizzroSupreme2572d ago

To each their own. Plutarch Heavensbee was never as integral to Mockingjay as Catching Fire anyway, not so much to demand a CG replica.