Updated: 09 February 2014 10:15 | By MSN Movies
Actors who passed away mid-movie

Philip Seymour Hoffman 'had one major Hunger Games scene to film' when he passed away

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away on 2 February, still had one major scene to film in the final Hunger Games film, Mockingjay Part Two, when he died.

The Oscar-winning actor played head gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the hit movie franchise.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Hoffman had yet to film "one major, emotional" scene in the final film, with a Lionsgate executive saying: "We're all extraordinarily sad, but as it relates to production, it's going to have no impact."

They added: "Obviously, we're going to have a couple of work-around issues but the movie will be creatively whole. His performances in both [remaining] movies will be up to the best of his craft. We feel it will be a good tribute to him."

It has now been suggested that the remaining scene could be filmed using digital effects. A source connected to the project said: "You can do digital things, you can have conversations where you're not focusing on him but the people he's talking to."

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