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Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves behind unfinished work

Posted by Emily Wright  February 3, 2014 02:43 PM

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Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a suspected drug overdose Feb. 2, leaving behind several unfinished works including the two-part finale to "The Hunger Games" series, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," as well as an upcoming Showtime series, "Happyish."

The first installment of "Mockingjay" has finished filming, according to Variety, but Hoffman was days away from finishing filming his scenes in the second. His character, Plutarch Heavensbee, is a pivotal part of the final book (and subsequent film) in the series. No word yet on how his death will affect the ending.

As for "Happyish," the same Variety report says that the show had yet to begin production and was slated for a September premiere.

The network issued a statement regarding Hoffman's death, saying "It was a great privilege and pleasure to work with him and we are all absolutely devastated by this sudden loss," but it did not address "Happyish" or its fate. Read the full Showtime statement on the network's website.

A pair of films starring Hoffman premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month. Of the two, "A Most Wanted Man" is tentatively scheduled for an August release, while "God's Pocket" was picked up for distribution at the festival.

Emily Wright can be reached at emily.wright@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @missemilywright.

 

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