I’m so happy for Mahershala Ali to win an Oscar. I’ve met this precious guy 2 ½ years ago when he played our loyal Boggs in the Hunger Games parts Mockingjay 1+2 while shooting in Berlin. Mega congrats for this awesome man! PS: Congrats for becoming a daddy, too! Awww!
I fell in love with his first EP, Take Me to Church, then From Eden. It was playing a lot in my hair and makeup trailer when I was shooting Mockingjay in Atlanta, and my crew couldn’t believe that it wasn’t an American singer because a lot of Hozier’s music has a real soulful blues, like, delta blues kind of sound. So, they found it amazing that it was an Irish guy. Then, when the shoot for Hunger Games moved to Berlin, luckily, Andy had a gig on so we went to see Hozier in a beautifully small, intimate little venue. And then I met him backstage that night and the rest is history. We’ve become friends and I was really eager and keen to shoot a music video with him. – Natalie Dormer [x]
Positioning my sunglasses back on the bridge of my nose, I took a deep breath and looked around me in case something had changed. I traced the grooves of the wooden bench I was sitting on with my fingernails as the sound it made seemed to be soothing me in a way.
Since the trailer is about to come out here some shooting location pix at the ICC international convention center in west Berlin. You can see these orange columns of the ICC metro station, the dark gangway/tunnel Josh spoke about when he scared Jen right behind the corner. And some other stuff happend inside. Keep your tissues ready.
Philip Seymour Hoffman Was Nearly Done Shooting Mockingjay Films
With Hollywood still in shock over the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lionsgate was forced to consider how it will move forward with the industry’s most lucrative franchise now, The Hunger Games, which currently is in production on its final two installments, Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2.
Hoffman, who was found dead Sunday morning in New York of an apparent drug overdose, joined the hit franchise in its most recent installment, Catching Fire, playing the game master Plutarch Heavensbee. That film grossed a giant $860 million at the worldwide box office.
According to Lionsgate, the majority of Hoffman’s scenes had been completed, with just seven days left to shoot on Mockingjay — Part 2.
Release dates (Nov. 21 and Nov. 20, 2015) for either installment will not be affected, Lionsgate said.
The Mockingjay shoot began in September in Atlanta and is planned to last into the spring, before shifting to Berlin and Paris for a month, ending in May. Both installments are shooting simultaneously.
Additionally, Lionsgate released a statement saying, “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.”
Hoffman’s part in the last Hunger Games became more significant by the end of the film, though it still was a supporting role.
Hoffman’s two completed films, “A Most Wanted Man” and “God’s Pocket,” both have domestic distributors: Roadside Attractions and IFC, respectively.
The training for the marathon helped in keeping up with the likes of Liam Hemsworth. You know, big guys holding the gun with their little finger while like, I *panting*…you know, but I got fit. - Natalie Dormer talking about the physical demands of shooting Mockingjay.