Philip Seymour Hoffman Death 'Won't Delay Hunger Games'
Third and fourth instalments of fantasy drama unlikely to have release dates put back following star's tragic death, it is reported...
The respected movie news website claims that the Oscar-winning actor had seven days of filming remaining on the third and fourth instalments of the movie franchise.
He made his debut as head gameskeeper Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the final book in Suzanne Collins' trilogy is being split into two movies - which are being filmed back-to-back in Atlanta.
THR claims that Hoffman had finished his scenes for Part 1, with only a week of shooting remaining for Part 2.
Tributes have been paid to the 46-year-old actor following the sad news last night that his body had been found at his home in New York City.
Movie studio Lionsgate issued a statement which read: "Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation. We're very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family.
"Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philip's family."
Tom Hanks, who appeared with him in Charlie Wilson's War, told E! News: "This is a horrible day for those who worked with Philip. He was a giant talent. Our hearts are open for his family."
George Clooney also told E! News simply: "There are no words. It's just terrible."
Jeff Bridges wrote on Twitter: "I'm so shocked, and so sad hearing of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. I enjoyed playing with him on The Big Lebowski. He was such a wonderful guy, and so damn talented, a real treasure. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."
And Robert De Niro commented: "I'm very, very saddened by the passing of Phil. He was a wonderful actor. This is one of those times where you say 'this just shouldn't be. He was so young and gifted and had so much going, so much to live for'.
"My family and I send our deepest condolences to his family."