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Lionsgate: Philip Seymour Hoffman Had Nearly Finished Mockingjay

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 17:  Actor Philip Seymour attends the "God's Pocket" premiere at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)

With only seven days of shooting left on Mockingjay Part 2, it seems that Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing will not affect the release date of the Hunger Games sequels in which he plays game master Plutarch Heavensbee. "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," Lionsgate said in a statement. The films are currently set to premiere Nov. 21, 2014 and Nov. 20, 2015, or two days in the near future during which you will almost certainly experience a wave of existential sadness in a movie theater.

Photo: Michael Loccisano/2014 Getty Images