Famed photographer Anton Corbijn continues his directing career with A Most Wanted Man, his follow-up to the 2010 drama The American. Philip Seymour Hoffman stars in one of his final performances, playing the chief of a Russian spy unit who is drawn into one man's quest to retrieve his deceased father's fortune. Check out the latest footage from this intriguing thriller, which hits select theaters this July.
Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run (Grigoriy Dobrygin) arrives in the city's Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father's ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue are a banker (Willem Dafoe) and a young female lawyer (Rachel McAdams) who is determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks. In an adrenaline laced and heart-rending escalation of tension and collision, it's not long before he becomes everyone's most wanted man.Read More
Following its critically-acclaimed debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, IFC Films has released the first trailer for God's Pocket, which stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles. The late actor, who tragically passed away in February, plays Mickey Scarpato, who tries to cover up the death of his stepson (Caleb Landry Jones) in the feature directorial debut of Mad Men star John Slattery. In addition, we also have the first poster for this dark comedy, co-starring Christina Hendricks, John Turturro and Richard Jenkins, which arrives in theaters May 9.
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christina Hendricks star in this deliciously twisted comedy directed by Mad Men's John Slattery. When Mickey's (Hoffman) crazy stepson Leon is killed in a construction "accident," nobody in the working class neighborhood of God's Pocket is sorry he's gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy's mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle between a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please and a debt he can't pay. Also stars John Turturro and Richard Jenkins.Read More
The late Philip Seymour Hoffman stars in one of his final performances in the upcoming thriller A Most Wanted Man, which has just released the first domestic trailer. The story is adapted from the John le Carré (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Constant Gardener) novel, which follows a Chechen Muslim who immigrates to Hamburg, Germany, to recover his late father's fortune. The young man gets embroiled in a war on terror, as he is being watched by the leader ( Philip Seymour Hoffman) of a German spy unit. Take a look at the latest footage from director Anton Corbijn's adaptation, co-starring Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Brühl, arriving in theaters July 25.
A Most Wanted Man was released July 25th, 2014.Read More
The autospsy results for Philip Seymour Hoffman were published today, revealing that the actor had a lethal mix of cocaine, heroin, amphetamines and psychoactive drugs known as benzodiazepines in his system when he passed away earlier this month. The initial autopsy was inconclusive, with further results needed to determine the cause of death.
The initial report from early February revealed that the actor was found dead with a hypodermic needle still stuck in his arm, and we also reported a few days after his death on February 2 that over 50 bags of heroin were found in his New York City apartment, along with syringes, paraphernalia and prescription drugs including a drug used to treat heroin addiction, a blood-pressure medication and a muscle relaxant.Read More
On Sunday, we reported the tragic news that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away at the age of 46, from an apparent heroin overdose. Before his passing, the actor still had seven days left to shoot on the highly-anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, where he plays Plutarch Heavensbee, although a majority of his work had already been shot. Today, we have word that Lionsgate plans to digitally recreate the late actor for at least one pivotal scene, according to unidentified sources within the studio.
In our story from Sunday, Lionsgate revealed that the actor's death will not affect the release dates of the two-part finale, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (November 21, 2014) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, which are being shot back-to-back. Production began in September, and is expected to continue until May.Read More
Yesterday, we reported the tragic news that Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away from an apparent drug overdose, after he was found dead with a hypodermic needle in his arm. Today, a police search of the actor's apartment in the West Village of Manhattan turned up approximately 50 bags of heroin, along with used syringes, drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs.
A full autopsy will be performed on Monday, although it isn't known when the results will be made public. The actor revealed last year he had been abusing heroin, and he had even completed a detox program in May.Read More