Will Philip Seymour Hoffman's Performance In 'Mockingjay' Involve CGI?

Or as director Francis Lawrence calls it, 'digital trickery.'

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" director Francis Lawrence tackled a tough subject on HuffPost Live Friday: how the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman affected the film.

Turns out, Hoffman – who was found dead in his apartment on February 2 – still had two scenes of dialogue to film. But instead of turning to CGI, Lawrence opted for an analogue fix.

“...We decided we didn't want to try any digital trickery with him, so we rewrote his scenes and gave the dialogue to other actors,” Lawrence told The Huffington Post. “I just think to try to fake a Philip Seymour Hoffman performance would have been catastrophic and I would never want to do that."

This likely means the "one unidentified scene" involving rebel leader and former gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee has been folded into another actor's performance. We're bracing ourselves for the emotional experience of seeing Hoffman grace the big screen once more, when "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" hits theaters November 21.