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Philip Seymour Hoffman will not appear via CGI

PHILIP Seymour Hoffman will not be digitally recreated to appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

The actor tragically died in February of a heroin overdose before he could complete the sci-fi film and director Francis Lawrence is determined to include the star in the scenes he couldn't complete, but will not settle for digitally enhancing his image into the movie.

He told "We finished the majority of his work.

"I think he might have had eight 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."

Shortly after his passing, studio Lionsgate, who is making the movies, said Philip would be recreated for scenes using CGI effects.

Producer Nina Jacobson said they may give some of the star's character, Plutarch Heavensbee's, lines to other characters, but said that would happen "only in circumstances that we are able to do that without undermining the intent of the scene."

The first official trailer for the film was released today:


Lionsgate has also revealed the first image of Julianne Moore as the new character President Coin, who is in charge of the rebels living in District 13.

Julianne Moore as President Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Julianne Moore as President Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Lionsgate Films

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth is set for release on November 21.