News

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final film gets May release

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final film gets May release

PHILIP'S FINAL FILM: The Oscar winner filmed "God's Pocket" in his native New York last summer. Photo: Associated Press

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final movie role as a leading man is set to hit theaters this May.

The Oscar winner filmed “God’s Pocket” in his native New York last summer 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.

The movie, directed by and co-starring Mad Men actor John Slattery, has now been given a May 9 release date in the U.S., while it will be available on video-on-demand on May 14.

PHOTOS: 2014 Notable Deaths | EXTRA: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s finest films

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 release, with the sequel to follow in 2015.

Hoffman died from a drug overdose on Feb. 2 at age 46.

News

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 24

jamesbrown

A look back on some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in National

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York City, October 23, 2014.

A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.

in Entertainment

‘Jersey Shore’ star heading to trial on tax evasion

sorrentino

Reality TV star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino pleaded not guilty to federal tax fraud charges.

in National

Travelers quarantined as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

ebola

The U.S. has started new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.

in National

Sears to close stores, lay off thousands of employees

sears

Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.