Philip Seymour Hoffman's teenage son will lead the new Paul Thomas Anderson movie. He's the latest child of a celebrity to conquer Hollywood.
Cooper Hoffman, the son of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, is to play the lead in Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming movie.
Banks and Hoffman in ‘The Hunger Games’ (Lionsgate) Elizabeth Banks has already watched The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, and there’s one part of the beloved series’ final chapter that moved her the most. “The most emotional thing about seeing the movie is seeing Phil, seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman again,” Banks told us this weekend while doing a round of publicity for her acclaimed drama Love & Mercy. “And just being taken right back to that whole experience and just being reminded of that tragedy.” Hoffman, who plays Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee, died from a drug overdose on Super Bowl Sunday in 2014 at age 46.
The tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman in February stunned and saddened the world. Among the legions who mourned him: his co-stars and collaborators on The Hunger Games films. The franchise was still in production when he died and director Francis Lawrence offered some more details about that time in the new issue of Empire magazine.