the first official images from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 have been released. Bet ya forgot we had another Hunger Games movie coming this year, didn’t you? I did.
Instead of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss or either of the two other corners of the main love triangle – Josh Hutcherson as Peeta or Liam Hemsworth as Gale – the first images are all about the grownups.
Julianne Moore makes a big splash in our first look at her as President Coin, the franchise’s final Big Bad, and Philip Seymour Hoffman appears alongside her, in one of the last roles he filmed before he died. In fact, he didn’t get to complete his role as Plutarch, and had about a week of filming left. However, there will be no CGI or stand-ins used to fill in those gaps.
According to director Francis Lawrence:
We finished the majority of his work. I think he might have had 8 to 10 days left on our schedule. In most of those scenes, Phil didn’t have any dialogue. We are going to put him into those scenes, but we’re only using real footage. We’re not creating anything digital or a robotic version of him.
And producer Nina Jacobson furthers:
We might give a line of Plutarch’s to Haymitch or Effie, but only in circumstances that we are able to do that without undermining the intent of the scene.