The actor, who played gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee, had only a week left of filming for the franchise's final film when he died of an apparent overdose on Sunday. Instead of rewriting the script, the film's editors will use computer effects and camera tricks to digitally insert Hoffman into at least one major emotional scene, according to Page Six.
"You can do digital things, you can have conversations where you're not focusing on him but the people he's talking to," a source tied to the films told The Hollywood Reporter.
Effects supervisor Rob Legato added: "These days the technology of using someone's likeness is a whole lot easier to do. I won't say you could generate a Philip Seymour Hoffman with all the acting ability, but you could certainly replicate him for a shot or two."
Mockingjay — Part 1 will be released in November. Part 2 is set for November 2015.