Production of the Mockingjay movies has reportedly been disrupted by a dangerous ice storm that swept across Atlanta, Georgia.
Just last week the movie was apparently filming downtown with Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore and Sam Claflin all photographed on set.
This week though it’s been another story with snow, sleet and freezing rain pelting the Atlanta area on Wednesday and Thursday. Tens of thousands of properties lost electricity across the state.
Hollywood Reportershared some of the reaction from the cast as well as what it will mean for Lionsgate:
Some of the Mockingjay castmembers … posted tweets and Instagram photos about the storm. Wes Chatham posted a snowy photo, writing, “the streets of Atlanta are deserted.”Willow Shields referred to “snowy mornings” and another “apocalypse” in Atlanta in an Instagram post.
The storm is the second blow to the Lionsgate film in as many weeks, as the production is still dealing with the Feb. 2 death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Although the studio said Hoffman’s death would have “no impact” on production, the actor still had one major emotional scene left to film inMockingjay — Part 2, the final installment in the Hunger Games series.
Hoffman’s character, head gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee, first appears in the second Hunger Games book and film, Catching Fire, but his role is expanded in the third book, Mockingjay, with him even acting as somewhat of a mentor to Lawrence’s Katniss.