While Jennifer Lawrence is busy promoting her upcoming film, X-Men: Days of Future Past (in theaters May 23), and simultaneously filming scenes for the final Hunger Games movie, the public got its first look at Mockingjay — Part 1. While it’s awesome to see some of our favorite characters from Suzanne Collins‘ epic final book in the THG series come to life, there are actually a lot of bittersweet moments coming our way — like seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final projects. Ever.
Earlier this year, the renowned actor passed away due to a drug overdose. During that time, Lionsgate released the following statement: “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.” Since most of PSH’s scenes were already shot prior to his sudden death, fans will, in fact, see him reprise his role as Plutarch Heavensbee. Click through the gallery to see Philip Seymour Hoffman in Mockingjay, as well as other fan faves:
Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin
Jeffrey Wright as Beetee
Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy
Mahershala Ali as Boggs and director Francis Lawrence
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee & Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1
On a lighter note, Julianne Moore spoke about taking on the role as President Alma Coin in the successful franchise. Watch the video here:
And if that’s still not enough for ya, here’s the obligatory animated poster:
Mockingjay — Part 1 hits theaters on November 21 of this year, with Mockingjay — Part 2 almost an entire year later on November 20, 2015.