The tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman in February stunned and saddened the world. Among the legions who mourned him: his co-stars and collaborators on The Hunger Games films. The franchise was still in production when he died and director Francis Lawrence offered some more details about that time in the new issue of Empire magazine.
Elizabeth Banks' Effie is getting an expanded role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.
Fresh on the heels of last week’s first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, which promptly set the internet ablaze, come more big reveals from the Capitol. Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look at the character poster for Plutarch Heavensbee (the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman), whose voice provides the rebellion’s rallying call in the buzzed-about preview. As you can see above, our latest peek is a simple but searing portrait of the former Head Gamemaker, now ally to Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as he stands chameleon-like in gray hues before the daunting wall surrounding Panem’s last district. Hoffman tragically passed away in February of a drug overdose.
The first Mockingjay trailer hit Comic-Con this morning and here are the details.
Exclusive Clip of Philip Seymour Hoffman as a Tortured Spy in ‘A Most Wanted Man’ Later this month, audiences will get to see Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final film performances. Hoffman’s character – a dissolute clandestine agent tormented by his failure to identify the cell – drives himself on in in pursuit.
(L-R) Willem Dafoe, Rachel McAdams, and Philip Seymour Hoffman pose for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the WireImage Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift on January 19, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
In director Anton Corbijn’s moody spy thriller “A Most Wanted Man,” we get a very different Hoffman — speaking with a foreign accent in a leading role. Based on the 2008 novel by espionage maestro John le Carré (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), “A Most Wanted Man” centers on Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman), a German intelligence operative stationed in Hamburg, the German port city where Mohammed Atta and his collaborators planned the 9/11 attacks. Bachmann’s latest “assignment” is Dr. Faisal Abdullah (Homayoun Ershadi), a Muslim academic who’s been backing terrorist activity via donations to a Cyprus-based shipping company. Bachmann conjures a convoluted and dangerous trap for his target with the help of a passionate young lawyer (Rachel McAdams), a cagey CIA agent (Robin Wright), and a shifty banker (Willem Dafoe).