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At the time of his death, Philip Seymour Hoffman had completed filming on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

But the actor - who came on board Catching Fire in the role of head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee - still had a few scenes remaining when he died of a heroin overdose last week.

According to Page Six, however, Lionsgate will not recast the actor or even cut key scenes from the final installment of The Hunger Games franchise.

They will actually add him in via CGI.

Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Hunger Games

“You can do digital things, you can have conversations where you’re not focusing on him but the people he’s talking to,” an insider tells The Hollywood Reporter of how this will be accomplished.

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Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as one of the comic book universe's most legendary villains, Lex Luthor, in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman!

Jesse Eisenberg at the Oscars

Movie Fanatic reports that in casting Eisenberg as Luthor, as a contemporary of Clark Kent, the film has cast appropriately cast a Henry Cavill peer.

Director Zack Snyder said, "Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940."

"What's great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He's a complicated and sophisticated character."

"Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore some interesting dynamics, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions."

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We know what we'll be doing on May 15, 2015.

Universal has announced that Pitch Perfect 2 will hit theaters on that spring date next year, just a couple days after it confirmed Elizabeth Banks as the director of this sequel.

Few other details are known at this time, but originals cast members Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson and Anna Camp are all expected to return.

Why are we excited for the follow-up? Watch Pitch Perfect online by clicking the following photo:

And then be reminded of the awesomeness of Anna Kendrick by viewing this Super Bowl commercial:

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It's early, but the much-anticipated Pitch Perfect sequel is already hitting the right notes.

That's because it has tapped THG favorite Elizabeth Banks as director: the hilarious actress is set to get behind the camera for the first time in order to bring this musical follow-up to life.

Banks and husband Max Handelman will also produce Pitch Perfect 2 - and you can watch Pitch Perfect online in order to be reminded of just why everyone cannot wait for the sequel to drop.

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The "Big Three" of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are due on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII soon, the latter revealed in an interview.

Promoting her appearance on The Big Bang Theory, Fisher confirmed as much, saying that the trio is expected on set sometime in “March or April.”

Star Wars Big 3

While it's long been rumored that Luke, Leia and Han would return in Star Wars: Episode VII, Carrie Fisher's confirmation is as concrete as anything so far.

It's also the closest thing we've had to a production schedule.

As for Fisher would like for her character? “I’d like to wear my old (cinnamon buns) hairstyle again - but with white hair,” she said. “I think that would be funny.”

How involved the iconic characters will be in this trilogy remains to be seen. Some have suggested they may be more Obi-Wan type characters in advisory roles.

Others have suggested that one (Han feels like the logical pick) or perhaps more will meet their demise, with their children seeking justice against the dark forces.

What would you like to see out of Star Wars 7? Tell us below, and don't forget to watch The Big Bang Theory online to see Carrie's guest spot on CBS.

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Mockingjay has officially taken flight.

Although this Catching Fire follow-up isn't due in theaters until November 21, the folks at Lionsgate have revved up the PR machine nice and early with the following promotional image.

It depicts the mockingjay itself, wings spread and on fire.

Mockingjay Poster

“Check out the new logo for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1… and LIKE if you’re excited for #Mockingjay!” the official The Hunger Games Facebook page captioned the photograph.

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We officially have the first surprise hit of the year on our hands.

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube teamed up this weekend for Ride Along, a comedic spin buddy cop film that soared to an easy first place finish with $41.2 million, setting a January box office record in the process.

The movie only cost $25 million to make and we can already hear rumored of a sequel percolating.

Lone Survivor, another Universal project, dropped 38 percent from its previous weekend haul, finishing in second place, while a few squirrels had themselves some fun in The Nut Job (number-three).

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Awards season is very much in full swing.

With the Golden Globes already handed out and the Oscars on tap, the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards honored the best in movies and television last night.

And the winners were...

American Hustle Cast Pic

Ensemble Cast
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle – WINNER
August: Osage County
Dallas Buyers Club
The Butler

Lead Actress
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine – WINNER
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Lead Actor
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club – WINNER
Forest Whitaker, The Butler

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It's official awards season.

The Golden Globes were handed out last Sunday. The 2014 Oscar nominations are out. So are the 2014 Razzie nods.

Last night, meanwhile, Aisha Tyler hosted the 2014 Critics' Choice Movie Awards, a somewhat lesser ceremony that is trying to make a name for itself.

And it did so this year via the following list of winners...

Jared Leto Wins!

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Young Actor/Actress: Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is The Warmest Color
Best Acting Ensemble: American Hustle
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Best Art Direction: Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator), The Great Gatsby
Best Editing: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity
Best Costume Design: Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Best Hair & Makeup: American Hustle
Best Visual Effects: Gravity
Best Animated Feature: Frozen
Best Action Movie: Lone Survivor
Best Actor in an Action Movie: Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor
Best Actress in an Action Movie: Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Best Comedy: American Hustle
Best Actor in a Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Actress in a Comedy: Amy Adams, American Hustle
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: Gravity
Best Foreign Language Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color
Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom
Best Song: "Let It Go" Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen
Best Score: Steven Price, Gravity

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The Oscar nominations are in, folks.

With the ceremony set for March 2 and Ellen DeGeners set to return as host, Gravity and American Hustle lead the way with 10 nods apiece.

Who got snubbed? Who are the favorites? Scroll down for a look at the categories and sound off in 3… 2…1…

Best Picture
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

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