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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.

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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.

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