Among the countless sadness that arose with Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing earlier this year, Showtime was forced to shelve its critically-lauded pilot 'Happyish,' following rave reviews for Hoffman's central role. Now, the network has officially opted to re-shoot the dramedy series' pilot, with Steve Coogan in the lead.
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A new 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' trailer is finally here, and we're not just talkin' about that teasery footage of Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen from Comic-Con. Lionsgate has been teasing this sneak peek all week, releasing brief snippets of footage here and there, but here's our first full look at Part 1 of the epic finale.
It's official: look out, Panem because the Capitol has just become the official target of a group of rebels operating out of District 13 -- a district once thought to be destroyed. The latest bit of marketing for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1' has introduced us to the official logo of District 13 and delivered a mysterious website for you to puzzle over.
More than just our first trailer for 'Homeland' season 4 and an update on the 'Dexter' spinoff (still never, folks), Showtime's TCA presentation brought with it plenty of good news. For one, sexy Joshua Jackson-Maura Tierney-Dominic West drama 'The Affair' has its first trailer and premiere date, while the late Philip Seymour Hoffman's 'Happyish' comedy may see the light of day after all.
Earlier today, Lionsgate released our first official look at 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,' the third installment of the blockbuster franchise led by Jennifer Lawrence. Not only did we get our first look at newcomer Julianne Moore as District 13's President Coin, we also glimpsed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away before finishing his work and would reportedly be inserted into more scenes through special effects. To calm fans' nerves a bit, however, director Francis Lawrence has finally addressed the matter.
After the critically acclaimed blockbuster event of this past summer, 'Catching Fire,' the next installment, 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,' released its official first look. Julianne Moore joins the already star-studded cast, led by Jennifer Lawrence, as President Coin, leader of District 13.
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.
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.