Lionsgate’s (LGF) Hunger Games movies will not be pushed back despite the untimely death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The two Mockingjay movies will be released as planned with Part 1 set for a Nov. 21, 2014 release and Part 2 set for a Nov. 20, 2014 release. Hoffman — who plays Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the upcoming movies — died of an alleged drug overdose on Sunday at age 46.
Mockingjay Part 1 is the first half of the much-anticipated sequel to the Hunger Games movie which was released on March 2012.
LGF stock is down over 4% Monday.