Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death occurred while he was nearing the end of his work on the two-part 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' movies, and while he only had seven days of filming left, those days included at least one key scene. We initially thought that these final scenes would be rewritten to exclude the character of Plutarch Heavensbee, but according to the NY Post, the filmmakers are planning to recreate the late actor with special effects to keep his presence intact.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's greatest attribute was that he didn't fit a type.
So many actors - too many actors - play one part and even when they play it well, it showcases a natural limit on their talents. But, Philip Seymour Hoffman? He was a chameleon. Ask him to be chubby and cherubic, and you'd get it. Ask him to be large and menacing, and you'd get it. Ask him to be a slob. Ask him to be slick. Ask him to be a supervillain. Ask him to be an average Joe. You could never pin down what kind of actor he was because he refused to take the easy road. He never did one thing. He never stopped challenging himself.
His legacy is not only one of excellence, but one of constant, exciting and fearless experimentation.
And now he's gone.
Nobody shoots people through windows quite like Dutch photographer-turned-filmmaker Anton Corbijn. After coming out of the gate with the splendid Ian Curtis biopic 'Control' and the gorgeous but muted 'The American,' his adaptation of John Le Carre's recent novel, 'A Most Wanted Man,' suffers from his intentional coldness and precision. Recollecting on the film reminds me that it is an interesting yarn, but while watching it I was unable to shake that it was so ... freaking ... slow.
While HBO will be losing a number of major series in the coming year, Showtime's own loss of 'Dexter' and the impending 'Californication' has necessitated some new blood of its own. Enter Philip Seymour Hoffman's new dark dramedy, 'Happyish,' and 'Fringe' star Joshua Jackon's steamy new drama, 'The Affair,' both picked up to series for the near future!
Director Anton Corbijn's 'A Most Wanted Man,' adapted from 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' author John le Carre's novel, will soon be released in the US by way of Lionsgate, but for now we have to settle for a Spanish-subtitled trailer of this psychological thriller.
The Coen Brothers' 1998 film 'The Big Lebowski' has become a massive cult favorite in the 15 years since its initial release with its tale of a lifelong slacker known to his friends as The Dude. Thanks to an unfortunate case of mistaken identity, The Dude finds himself mixed up in the kidnapping of a millionaire's young girlfriend, further complicated by his hotheaded friend, Walter. Along the way he runs into a pornographer, some nihilists and a ferret on his quest to just, you know, be left alone to do his thing, man. Today, we take a look back at the cast of this beloved comedy classic and see what they're up to now.
Earlier this year we learned that 'The Amazing Spider-Man' baddie Rhys Ifans would take his talents to the small screen as Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, on 'Elementary,' but the one-time 'Danny Deckchair' star seems to have set his sights on a more permanent home. Ifans will join Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn on Showtime's buzzworthy new drama 'Trending Down,' but will he be the one to put Hoffman in his place?
Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman may have a few early odd TV credits to his name, but the soon-to-be 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' star is about to make the small screen a full-time business. Hoffman has joined 'Anchorman' star Kathryn Hahn for Showtime's new dramedy pilot 'Trending Down,' but will the new project make it to series?