VIDEO: HUNGER GAMES Director & Producers Talks Loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman

By: Nov. 13, 2014
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At this week's red carpet world premiere, the producers and director of the highly anticipated film THE HUNGER GAMES - MOCKINGJAY PART I, spoke exclusively to Digital Spy about the impact that the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman had on the crew and cast of the film.

Said Director Francis Lawrence called Hoffman's death "unspeakably awful and so unimaginably surprising and devastating". Check out the video!

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The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Wright, Natalie Dormer, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Willow Shields.

The worldwide phenomenon of THE HUNGER GAMES continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.