Philip Seymour Hoffman's NYC Apartment Scattered With 70 Bags Of Heroin

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead at his New York City apartment on Sunday (Feb 2nd), with a syringe still in his arm. 

Police suspect the 46 year-old died as a result of a drug overdose, and a post-mortem examination is being conducted today (Feb 3rd), but the medical staff are almost certain what killed him.

"We still think it's going to be an overdose," said one source.

Police sources have also said that 5 empty bags and 65 full bags of heroin were removed from the Oscar-winning actor's home by the authorities, (via The Telegraph).

Each bag had the text "Ace of Spades" or "Ace of Hearts" printed across it, these are brand names drug dealers use for heroin. 

According to the Associated Press, Police are now trying to determine if the drug was mixed with anything else, making it a lethal dose. 

They are currently investigating if Hoffman injected himself with the same lethal batch of drug that has caused more than 100 deaths in the neighboring states in recent weeks. 

These batches of Heroin have been mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic morphine substitute roughly 100 times more powerful than morphine, to help ease the pain of cancer patients. 

"The direction of the investigation is going to depend, in large part, on the findings of the medical examiner and the findings of the lab tests," chief police spokesman Stephen Davis said.

Read here of the film projects Hoffman was involved in before his sudden death

While searching the apartment, authorities discovered syringes, some unused, different types of prescription drugs and a charred spoon which is what Hoffman likely used to reach his last high. 

Hoffman, who won an Academy-Award for Best Actor in 2006 for playing the title role in 'Capote', was found by David Bar Katz, a screenwriter and close friend, and his own assistant Isabella Wing-Davey, when visiting his Manhattan apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village.

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Police arriving at Hoffman's NYC apartment


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The First Mockingjay Teaser Isn't The Trailer Fans Wanted, But The Trailer They Needed [Trailer + Pictures] 4305578 News

In case you’ve had no access to WiFi since the weekend (poor thing), the big thing is the first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I. Lionsgate debuted the minute-long video at Comic-Con and since then, it’s been picked apart by movie blogs far and wide. But if you’re watching out for spoilers, don’t worry, nothing major here. The first official trailer for Mockingjay (unless you count the mega creepy “propaganda” videos released in June and early July) is exactly what Hunger Games fans wanted to see - even an appearance by the rising star of the day, Natalie Dormer.

Natalie Dormer, Mockingjay
Dormer plays Cressida, a Capitol filmmaker, who sides with the rebellion.

Julianne Moore looks just as ruthless and determined as we’d expect President Coin to be and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s appearance seems deliberately eerie, considering the actor died before finishing his scenes for the film. In fact, Hoffman’s narration can be heard throughout most of the trailer, which is a great sign that we’ll see or at least hear a lot of him in the movie.

More: What Can We Expect From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I?

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mockingjay
Philip Seymour Hoffman's final performance is chilling even in the trailer.

We get an idea of the bulding rebellion and of Katniss’ internal conflict – as the Mockingjay, should she stay safe and keep inspiring the rebellion or should she actively protect her loved ones and keep fighting the good fight?

Watch the teaser below.
4304638-0;noautoplay; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 'Our Leader The Mockingjay' - Teaser Trailer

If none of that sounded familiar, go read the books already. And of course, there’s your basic signoff line. When asked if she’s come to fight, Katniss replies: “I will. I am.”

More: Gwendoline Christie Cast In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Jennifer Lawrence, Mockingjay
Katniss isn't playing around anymore.

And that’s your first teaser. See you in a few weeks for the full deal.

In case you’ve had no access to WiFi since the weekend (poor thing), the big thing is the first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I. Lionsgate debuted the minute-long video at Comic-Con and since then, it’s been picked apart by movie blogs far and wide. But if you’re watching out for spoilers, don’t worry, nothing major here. The first official trailer for Mockingjay (unless you count the mega creepy “propaganda” videos released in June and early July) is exactly what Hunger Games fans wanted to see - even an appearance by the rising star of the day, Natalie Dormer.

Natalie Dormer, Mockingjay
Dormer plays Cressida, a Capitol filmmaker, who sides with the rebellion.

Julianne Moore looks just as ruthless and determined as we’d expect President Coin to be and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s appearance seems deliberately eerie, considering the actor died before finishing his scenes for the film. In fact, Hoffman’s narration can be heard throughout most of the trailer, which is a great sign that we’ll see or at least hear a lot of him in the movie.

More: What Can We Expect From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I?

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mockingjay
Philip Seymour Hoffman's final performance is chilling even in the trailer.

We get an idea of the bulding rebellion and of Katniss’ internal conflict – as the Mockingjay, should she stay safe and keep inspiring the rebellion or should she actively protect her loved ones and keep fighting the good fight?

Watch the teaser below.
4304638-0;noautoplay; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 'Our Leader The Mockingjay' - Teaser Trailer

If none of that sounded familiar, go read the books already. And of course, there’s your basic signoff line. When asked if she’s come to fight, Katniss replies: “I will. I am.”

More: Gwendoline Christie Cast In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Jennifer Lawrence, Mockingjay
Katniss isn't playing around anymore.

And that’s your first teaser. See you in a few weeks for the full deal.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 'Our Leader The Mockingjay' 4304638 Videos 28th July 2014

Katniss Everdeen has survived the latest political disaster of Panem following the shocking 75th Hunger Games. Her home, District 12, has been destroyed with her sister Prim and neighbour Gale having only narrowly escaped, and her partner Peeta Mellark has been captured and brainwashed by the formidable President Snow. She has been taken to the underground rebellion that has become of the long thought destroyed District 13, alongside her newest Games partners Finnick and Beetee, and her mentor Haymitch. All the rebels of District 13 are relying on Katniss to lead their revolution against Panem's government, but in doing so she risks the lives of so many. Her symbol of hope, the Mockingjay, has been banned from all districts but she refuses to let the meaning disappear from the heart's of her peers as she sets out to fight against Snow once and for all.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is the latest installment of the dystopia franchise based on the novel trilogy by  Suzanne Collins. After his stint at the helm of 'Catching Fire', director  Francis Lawrence ('Water for Elephants', 'I Am Legend', 'Constantine') returns with writers Peter Craig ('The Town') and Danny Strong ('The Butler') joining the crew. 'Mockingjay' hits theatres nationwide on November 20th 2014.

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The New Mockingjay Trailer Will Make Your Heart Weep 4303872 News

Another Comic-Con, another Hunger Games trailer. Not that we mind, of course, the Capitol propaganda teasers were so cool that everyone has been itching for an actual Mockingjay trailer. Or at least a teaser, which is what Lionsgate/Francis Craig debuted at a special media screening Friday (the film didn’t have its own panel this year).

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Katniss and Peeta get separated by the Capitol in Mockingjay - Part II

Three days later, it’s finally time for the rest of us peasants to witness the trailer, which made its way online – through the official Hunger Games youtube channel – on Monday. And let’s just say, have your tissues handy. This trailer is emosh.

Not only do we get to see a “destroyed” Katniss rise up to fight the good fight, we also get several glimpses of the new actors and characters – Julianne Moore is every bit the President Coin fans wanted to see and Natalie Dormer makes a brief appearance as Cressida, looking fierce as usual. Then, of course, there’s the moment we hear and then see Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Plutarch Heavensbee. After Hoffman’s death in February, the production team was at a loss about what to do with his character. In the end, Plutarch was kept in the film and the trailer is smart (and slow) with his reveal, making it a moment, almost as emotionally charged as the battle scenes that follow.

More: What Can We Expect From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I?

Watch the second Mockingjay trailer below.

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The story: an emotionless, ruined Katniss has been placed as the face of a rebellion, bigger than she could have imagined. But as the Mockingjay, she is a symbol and must be protected from the real fight at all costs.

And then, the final blow. “Are you fighting, Katniss? Are you here to fight with us, Katniss?”

“I am. I will.”

Close-up of Katniss’ face. Rue’s whistle.

And that is how you trailer. Good job, Lionsgate.                                                          

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman's scenes will be completed using CGI.

Another Comic-Con, another Hunger Games trailer. Not that we mind, of course, the Capitol propaganda teasers were so cool that everyone has been itching for an actual Mockingjay trailer. Or at least a teaser, which is what Lionsgate/Francis Craig debuted at a special media screening Friday (the film didn’t have its own panel this year).

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutchenson
Katniss and Peeta get separated by the Capitol in Mockingjay - Part II

Three days later, it’s finally time for the rest of us peasants to witness the trailer, which made its way online – through the official Hunger Games youtube channel – on Monday. And let’s just say, have your tissues handy. This trailer is emosh.

Not only do we get to see a “destroyed” Katniss rise up to fight the good fight, we also get several glimpses of the new actors and characters – Julianne Moore is every bit the President Coin fans wanted to see and Natalie Dormer makes a brief appearance as Cressida, looking fierce as usual. Then, of course, there’s the moment we hear and then see Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Plutarch Heavensbee. After Hoffman’s death in February, the production team was at a loss about what to do with his character. In the end, Plutarch was kept in the film and the trailer is smart (and slow) with his reveal, making it a moment, almost as emotionally charged as the battle scenes that follow.

More: What Can We Expect From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I?

Watch the second Mockingjay trailer below.

4297667-0;noautoplay; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Mockingjay Lives - Teaser Trailer - 25.07.2014 17:44:

The story: an emotionless, ruined Katniss has been placed as the face of a rebellion, bigger than she could have imagined. But as the Mockingjay, she is a symbol and must be protected from the real fight at all costs.

And then, the final blow. “Are you fighting, Katniss? Are you here to fight with us, Katniss?”

“I am. I will.”

Close-up of Katniss’ face. Rue’s whistle.

And that is how you trailer. Good job, Lionsgate.                                                          

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's scenes will be completed using CGI.

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Anton Corbijn: Seymour Hoffman is "Phenomonal" in 'A Most Wanted Man' 4302418 News

Philip Seymour Hoffman, the actor widely considered to be the greatest of his generation, is garnering posthumous acclaim for his turn in Anton Corbijn's twisting, turning new thriller A Most Wanted Man. It is the first movie to be released since Hoffman's untimely death in February and appears to be one of his finest.

A Most Wanted ManPhilip Seymour Hoffman in 'A Most Wanted Man'

Set in Germany in 2008, A Most Wanted Man stars Hoffman as a hard-drinking intelligence operative who uses a half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant as a chess piece in a game of guile and deception.

"I think he's phenomenal in the film. That's how I want people to look at the film. His character is important and he's always been a phenomenal character actor," Corbijn told Crave Online.

The critics are unanimous in their praise for the movie.

"Hoffman shines in a role that demands not showmanship, but a kind of complexity and contradiction that can be rendered only through the kind of dull character details that he excelled in, accumulating them from the inside out," said the Washington Post.

More: Seymour Hoffman delivers classy turn in 'A Most Wanted Man'

"Anchored by Hoffman's superlative performance, the story, based on a John le Carré novel, is low-key, brooding and engrossing," said Claudia Puig of USA Today.

"[A] crackerjack thriller, at once brooding, claustrophobic and unbearably tense" said Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times.

"Hoffman leaves us with a quality film that showcases his tremendous depth and range as an actor," wrote Peter Howell of the Toronto Star.

"Most Wanted can often be a chilly bit of business, but it's no less gripping for its emotional distance, thanks mostly to a superb cast led by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman," said Alonso Duralde of The Wrap.

A Most Wanted Man is out now. 

Watch a clip from 'A Most Wanted Man':
4033491-0;noautoplay; A Most Wanted Man - Clip - 16.07.2014 17:23:05

Philip Seymour Hoffman, the actor widely considered to be the greatest of his generation, is garnering posthumous acclaim for his turn in Anton Corbijn's twisting, turning new thriller A Most Wanted Man. It is the first movie to be released since Hoffman's untimely death in February and appears to be one of his finest.

A Most Wanted ManPhilip Seymour Hoffman in 'A Most Wanted Man'

Set in Germany in 2008, A Most Wanted Man stars Hoffman as a hard-drinking intelligence operative who uses a half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant as a chess piece in a game of guile and deception.

"I think he's phenomenal in the film. That's how I want people to look at the film. His character is important and he's always been a phenomenal character actor," Corbijn told Crave Online.

The critics are unanimous in their praise for the movie.

"Hoffman shines in a role that demands not showmanship, but a kind of complexity and contradiction that can be rendered only through the kind of dull character details that he excelled in, accumulating them from the inside out," said the Washington Post.

More: Seymour Hoffman delivers classy turn in 'A Most Wanted Man'

"Anchored by Hoffman's superlative performance, the story, based on a John le Carré novel, is low-key, brooding and engrossing," said Claudia Puig of USA Today.

"[A] crackerjack thriller, at once brooding, claustrophobic and unbearably tense" said Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times.

"Hoffman leaves us with a quality film that showcases his tremendous depth and range as an actor," wrote Peter Howell of the Toronto Star.

"Most Wanted can often be a chilly bit of business, but it's no less gripping for its emotional distance, thanks mostly to a superb cast led by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman," said Alonso Duralde of The Wrap.

A Most Wanted Man is out now. 

Watch a clip from 'A Most Wanted Man':
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Late Philip Seymour Hoffman Delivers Classy Turn in 'A Most Wanted Man' 4301288 News

It will probably be bittersweet to fans of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman that one of the Oscar winner's final performances before his untimely death in February just happened to be one of his finest. Anticipation was always high for A Most Wanted Man - a forging of the creative talents of Hoffman and the auteur Anton Corbijn and now, on the week of its release, critics agree that it lives up to expectation.

Philip Seymour Hoffman A Most Wanted ManPhilip Seymour Hoffman in 'A Most Wanted Man'

Hoffman stars as Gunter Bachmann, a hard-drinking anti-terrorism boss seeking to develop sources within the Islamic community that will lead his team to higher profile suspects. Bachman finds himself at odds with the paper-pushing intelligence head in Hamburg, Dieter Mohr, who would rather arrest first, and ask the questions later. The pair clash over a 26-year-old half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant who turns up in Germany looking near death after suffering torture and imprisonment. Classified as an escaped militant jihadist, the man is of interest to Mohr who wants him arrested, though Bachmann sees the bigger picture.

"Hoffman shines in a role that demands not showmanship, but a kind of complexity and contradiction that can be rendered only through the kind of dull character details that he excelled in, accumulating them from the inside out," said the Washington Post.

"Anchored by Hoffman's superlative performance, the story, based on a John le Carré novel, is low-key, brooding and engrossing," said Claudia Puig of USA Today.

"[A] crackerjack thriller, at once brooding, claustrophobic and unbearably tense" said Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times.

"Hoffman leaves us with a quality film that showcases his tremendous depth and range as an actor," wrote Peter Howell of the Toronto Star.

"Most Wanted can often be a chilly bit of business, but it's no less gripping for its emotional distance, thanks mostly to a superb cast led by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman," said Alonso Duralde of The Wrap.

A Most Wanted Man hits theaters in the U.S. today (July 25, 2104).

Watch a clip from 'A Most Wanted Man':

4033491-0;noautoplay; A Most Wanted Man - Clip - 16.07.2014 17:23:0

It will probably be bittersweet to fans of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman that one of the Oscar winner's final performances before his untimely death in February just happened to be one of his finest. Anticipation was always high for A Most Wanted Man - a forging of the creative talents of Hoffman and the auteur Anton Corbijn and now, on the week of its release, critics agree that it lives up to expectation.

Philip Seymour Hoffman A Most Wanted ManPhilip Seymour Hoffman in 'A Most Wanted Man'

Hoffman stars as Gunter Bachmann, a hard-drinking anti-terrorism boss seeking to develop sources within the Islamic community that will lead his team to higher profile suspects. Bachman finds himself at odds with the paper-pushing intelligence head in Hamburg, Dieter Mohr, who would rather arrest first, and ask the questions later. The pair clash over a 26-year-old half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant who turns up in Germany looking near death after suffering torture and imprisonment. Classified as an escaped militant jihadist, the man is of interest to Mohr who wants him arrested, though Bachmann sees the bigger picture.

"Hoffman shines in a role that demands not showmanship, but a kind of complexity and contradiction that can be rendered only through the kind of dull character details that he excelled in, accumulating them from the inside out," said the Washington Post.

"Anchored by Hoffman's superlative performance, the story, based on a John le Carré novel, is low-key, brooding and engrossing," said Claudia Puig of USA Today.

"[A] crackerjack thriller, at once brooding, claustrophobic and unbearably tense" said Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times.

"Hoffman leaves us with a quality film that showcases his tremendous depth and range as an actor," wrote Peter Howell of the Toronto Star.

"Most Wanted can often be a chilly bit of business, but it's no less gripping for its emotional distance, thanks mostly to a superb cast led by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman," said Alonso Duralde of The Wrap.

A Most Wanted Man hits theaters in the U.S. today (July 25, 2104).

Watch a clip from 'A Most Wanted Man':

4033491-0;noautoplay; A Most Wanted Man - Clip - 16.07.2014 17:23:0

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Rachel McAdams Embarrassed By Notebook Audition Footage 4298460 News

The romantic film, which has just celebrated its ten year anniversary, was a global hit and launched the careers of Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. Yet when presented with footage from her audition, McAdams couldn't help but cringe at her younger self acting in a emotional scene. 

Rachel McAdamsMcAdams played heiress Allie Hamilton in The Notebook

More: Rachel McAdams' 'The Notebook' Audition Tape Will Give You Shivers

The audition footage shows a young Rachel and a male offscreen reciting lines. McAdams delivers a passionate, emotional performance.

"Why are you cringing?" host Matt Lauer joked. "You got the part!"

Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, it was successful at the box office and the film's two leads developed an offscreen romance that captured the hearts of fans worldwide despite apparently fighting during filming

McAdams appeared on the show to promote her new film, A Most Wanted Man, which also stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. She plays Annabel Richter, a passionate young human-rights attorney in the espionage film which has been praised by critics. In an interview with Allure magazine, she spoke of her admiration for her co-star and sadness at his death.

"I learned so much from him. He really takes you under... he really took me under his wing. You feel very taken care of, but at the same time there's an element of danger: There's a crackle in every scene. He makes sure the stakes are very high, and there's a safety there, too. He had so much natural, raw talent, but he worked so hard, too. He really worked for it and didn't let up. I'm sure that wasn't easy."

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The romantic film, which has just celebrated its ten year anniversary, was a global hit and launched the careers of Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. Yet when presented with footage from her audition, McAdams couldn't help but cringe at her younger self acting in a emotional scene. 

Rachel McAdamsMcAdams played heiress Allie Hamilton in The Notebook

More: Rachel McAdams' 'The Notebook' Audition Tape Will Give You Shivers

The audition footage shows a young Rachel and a male offscreen reciting lines. McAdams delivers a passionate, emotional performance.

"Why are you cringing?" host Matt Lauer joked. "You got the part!"

Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, it was successful at the box office and the film's two leads developed an offscreen romance that captured the hearts of fans worldwide despite apparently fighting during filming

McAdams appeared on the show to promote her new film, A Most Wanted Man, which also stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. She plays Annabel Richter, a passionate young human-rights attorney in the espionage film which has been praised by critics. In an interview with Allure magazine, she spoke of her admiration for her co-star and sadness at his death.

"I learned so much from him. He really takes you under... he really took me under his wing. You feel very taken care of, but at the same time there's an element of danger: There's a crackle in every scene. He makes sure the stakes are very high, and there's a safety there, too. He had so much natural, raw talent, but he worked so hard, too. He really worked for it and didn't let up. I'm sure that wasn't easy."

More: A Most Wanted Man

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'A Most Wanted Man' Premiere [Photos] 4298669 News

Museum of Modern Art played host to The Cinema Society And Montblanc’s premiere of Lionsgate And Roadside Attractions' 'A Most Wanted Man' on Tuesday, July 22. 

The British espionage-thriller, which is based on John le Carré’s novel of the same name, stars  Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Daniel Brühl and Nina Hoss and made its debut at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. 

It also represents one of Seymour-Hoffman’s final films following his untimely and tragic death in February 2014 following a drug overdose, primarily on heroin. Revered as one of the finest actors of his generation, his death would send shockwaves amongst his peers and fans alike. 

Early review for ‘A Most Wanted Man’ are positive. The film holds a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes while Metacritc holds it at a score of 72. Of Hoffman’s performance, director Anton Corbijn told TIME: “He was fun to be with. During editing when he was sitting next to me, I’d look at him and think, It’s not possible—this is absolutely not the guy ¬onscreen.”

‘A Most Wanted Man’ hits US cinemas on July 25, while UK audiences will have to wait until September 12 to catch it. 

More: Introducing, Philip Seymour Hoffman's Last Movie: 'A Most Wanted Man' [Trailer]

Museum of Modern Art played host to The Cinema Society And Montblanc’s premiere of Lionsgate And Roadside Attractions' 'A Most Wanted Man' on Tuesday, July 22. 

The British espionage-thriller, which is based on John le Carré’s novel of the same name, stars  Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Daniel Brühl and Nina Hoss and made its debut at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. 

It also represents one of Seymour-Hoffman’s final films following his untimely and tragic death in February 2014 following a drug overdose, primarily on heroin. Revered as one of the finest actors of his generation, his death would send shockwaves amongst his peers and fans alike. 

Early review for ‘A Most Wanted Man’ are positive. The film holds a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes while Metacritc holds it at a score of 72. Of Hoffman’s performance, director Anton Corbijn told TIME: “He was fun to be with. During editing when he was sitting next to me, I’d look at him and think, It’s not possible—this is absolutely not the guy ¬onscreen.”

‘A Most Wanted Man’ hits US cinemas on July 25, while UK audiences will have to wait until September 12 to catch it. 

More: Introducing, Philip Seymour Hoffman's Last Movie: 'A Most Wanted Man' [Trailer]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer 4297667 Videos 22nd July 2014

Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic 75th Hunger Games with mentor Haymitch and two of her Games partners Finnick and Beetee, she is reunited with her sister Prim and neighbour Gale after learning that her home of District 12 has been destroyed. Now she's based in the secret underground remains of the forgotten District 13 where she and the Panem rebels are planning to bring freedom to the nation. Peeta Mellark and the other Hunger Games survivors are being kept and brainwashed by President Snow, who is attempting to quell the disturbance of Panem with a series of propaganda television broadcasts, but when Beetee interrupts one broadcast with a pirate transmission, he thrusts a serious threat upon Snow's government with one simple phrase: 'The Mockingjay lives'.

The latest teaser for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' is revealed as the movie prepares to hit cinemas soon. The movie is based on the first half of the third novel of 'The Hunger Games' trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Francis Lawrence ('Water for Elephants', 'I Am Legend', 'Constantine') returns at the helm after directing 'Catching Fire' and Peter Craig ('The Town') and Danny Strong ('The Butler') join the team as first time co-writers for the film series. 'Mockingjay' is expected to reach UK screens on November 21st 2014.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Will Deals Out Tough Love (And Nothing Else) For His Children 4296635 News

It looks like Philip Seymour Hoffman was a proponent of tough love. The late actor’s final will has finally seen the light of day and one thing that is drawing everyone’s attention is Hoffman’s treatment of his children.

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Hoffman did not want his son and daughters to fall into the "trust fund kids" cliche.

The actor died on February 2 of a heroin overdose, but despite his sudden and tragic end, he had his estate in order. Hoffman did what may be the greatest parenting decision – not wanting his children to be considered “trust fund kids,” he didn’t leave them any money. Well, not directly, anyway. Instead, most of Hoffman’s considerable fortune, a reported $35 million, amassed over 25 years in the business, will go to his partner, Mimi O’Donnell.

More: Philip Seymour Hoffman Rehab Followed 23 Years Of Being Clean

According to E! News and a rather complicated game of Chinese whispers, David Friedman, who had advised Hoffman in financial matters, told attorney James H. Hill that the Capote star had told him as recently as one year before his death that his wishes had not changed as far as leaving all the money to Mimi. The idea is that she will use the money to raise the couple’s children anyway.

Hoffman and O’Donnell were not legally married, however according to the documents, Friedman says that the actor treated O’Donnell as his wife and to him, marriage was merely a formality. Apparently, the 46-year-old actor did not ‘believe in marriage”. When the initial will was signed in 2004, only one of Hoffman and O’Donnell’s children – their eldest son Cooper was born. The couple would go on to have two daughters, Willa and Tallulah, but at the time, Hoffman specified that he wanted his son “to be raised in a city with art and culture.” His list of preferred locations did not include Los Angeles. 

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Hoffman and O'Donnell were never married, but lived as spouses for all intents and purposes.

It looks like Philip Seymour Hoffman was a proponent of tough love. The late actor’s final will has finally seen the light of day and one thing that is drawing everyone’s attention is Hoffman’s treatment of his children.

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Hoffman did not want his son and daughters to fall into the "trust fund kids" cliche.

The actor died on February 2 of a heroin overdose, but despite his sudden and tragic end, he had his estate in order. Hoffman did what may be the greatest parenting decision – not wanting his children to be considered “trust fund kids,” he didn’t leave them any money. Well, not directly, anyway. Instead, most of Hoffman’s considerable fortune, a reported $35 million, amassed over 25 years in the business, will go to his partner, Mimi O’Donnell.

More: Philip Seymour Hoffman Rehab Followed 23 Years Of Being Clean

According to E! News and a rather complicated game of Chinese whispers, David Friedman, who had advised Hoffman in financial matters, told attorney James H. Hill that the Capote star had told him as recently as one year before his death that his wishes had not changed as far as leaving all the money to Mimi. The idea is that she will use the money to raise the couple’s children anyway.

Hoffman and O’Donnell were not legally married, however according to the documents, Friedman says that the actor treated O’Donnell as his wife and to him, marriage was merely a formality. Apparently, the 46-year-old actor did not ‘believe in marriage”. When the initial will was signed in 2004, only one of Hoffman and O’Donnell’s children – their eldest son Cooper was born. The couple would go on to have two daughters, Willa and Tallulah, but at the time, Hoffman specified that he wanted his son “to be raised in a city with art and culture.” His list of preferred locations did not include Los Angeles. 

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Hoffman and O'Donnell were never married, but lived as spouses for all intents and purposes.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Refused To Set Up Trust Fund For Kids 4296230 News

An article in The New York Post today revealed that acclaimed Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected suggestions from his accountant to establish a trust fund for his three children prior to his death. 

Philip Seymour HoffmanThe acclaimed actor feared his children becoming "trust fund kids", court documents have revealed

The actor died of a tragic drug overdose in February at the age of 46 after struggling for many years with addiction. He left behind his long-term partner Mimi O'Donnell and their three children, Cooper (10), Tallulah (7) and Willa (5). The attorney appointed by the court to protect the interests of Hoffman's children, James Cahill Jr., recently interviewed Hoffman's accountant David Friedman, who "recalled conversations with [Hoffman] in the year before his demise where the topic of a trust was raised for the kids and summarily rejected by him". 

Hoffman apparently rejected the idea as he was concerned that his children would be considered "trust fund kids". The actor himself came from a middle class family and worked hard to become one of the most respected actors in Hollywood, so undoubtedly hoped his children would also appreciate the benefits of hard work and determination. 

Instead of going into trust funds for his children, Hoffman intended for his partner Mimi O'Donnell to inherit his $35 million estate. O'Donnell, also the mother of his children, began her relationship with Hoffman in 1999. Reportedly Hoffman told the accountant he “simply did not believe in marriage.”

The news comes days before the North American premiere of one of Hoffman's final films, A Most Wanted Man. The film's premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival was one of the last times Hoffman was seen in public before his death, and the film has been met with acclaim by critics. Hoffman will also be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2, due for release this November and next November respectively, the final films he made.

More: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 

An article in The New York Post today revealed that acclaimed Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected suggestions from his accountant to establish a trust fund for his three children prior to his death. 

Philip Seymour HoffmanThe acclaimed actor feared his children becoming "trust fund kids", court documents have revealed

The actor died of a tragic drug overdose in February at the age of 46 after struggling for many years with addiction. He left behind his long-term partner Mimi O'Donnell and their three children, Cooper (10), Tallulah (7) and Willa (5). The attorney appointed by the court to protect the interests of Hoffman's children, James Cahill Jr., recently interviewed Hoffman's accountant David Friedman, who "recalled conversations with [Hoffman] in the year before his demise where the topic of a trust was raised for the kids and summarily rejected by him". 

Hoffman apparently rejected the idea as he was concerned that his children would be considered "trust fund kids". The actor himself came from a middle class family and worked hard to become one of the most respected actors in Hollywood, so undoubtedly hoped his children would also appreciate the benefits of hard work and determination. 

Instead of going into trust funds for his children, Hoffman intended for his partner Mimi O'Donnell to inherit his $35 million estate. O'Donnell, also the mother of his children, began her relationship with Hoffman in 1999. Reportedly Hoffman told the accountant he “simply did not believe in marriage.”

The news comes days before the North American premiere of one of Hoffman's final films, A Most Wanted Man. The film's premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival was one of the last times Hoffman was seen in public before his death, and the film has been met with acclaim by critics. Hoffman will also be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2, due for release this November and next November respectively, the final films he made.

More: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 

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Steve Kirschenbaum

I think that Nick hill needs to find a dictionary. There's only one ' e ' in what Mr. Hoffman was addicted to.

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