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Philip Seymour Hoffman's final starring role gets May release

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Mar 06, 2014 | 3:52pm EST

Philip Seymour Hoffman's final movie role as a leading man is set to hit theatres this May (14). The Oscar winner filmed God's Pocket in his native New York last summer (13) and had been promoting the drama, in which he stars as Mickey, a man who tries to cover up the accidental death of his crazy stepson, at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January (14). The movie, directed by and co-starring Mad Men actor John Slattery, has now been given a 9 May release date in the U.S., while it will be available on video-on-demand on 14 May. Hoffman had also been in the midst of shooting scenes for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Parts 1 & 2, in which he plays Plutarch Heavensbee. The first Mockingjay film is scheduled for a November (14) release, with the sequel to follow in 2015. Hoffman died from a drug overdose on 2 February (14), aged 46.

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