Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has completed a detox program for substance abuse, including snorting heroin, and remains in place to star in the indie drama “God’s Pocket.”
TMZ.com first reported the thesp going to a rehabilitation facility for 10 days and checking out May 24. Hoffman told the site that after using heroin for a week or so, he checked himself into a detox facility on the East Coast after having been clean for 23 years.
Ironically, Hoffman portrayed a drug addict who kills a heroin dealer in the 2007 independent drama “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead.”
On the opening day of this year’s Cannes film festival, producers announced that Hoffman would star in John Slattery’s movie“God’s Pocket” with Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks and John Turturro co-starring.
Production is expected to start soon on the pic, which will be Slattery’s feature directorial debut. Slattery adapted the screenplay with Alex Metcalf from Pete Dexter’s novel which is set in a blue-collar neighborhood. Hoffman plays the lead character, who attempts to cover up his stepson’s death in a construction accident.
Hoffman, who won the Best Actor Oscar for 2005’s biopic “Capote,” recently wrapped production on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” in which he portrays the head games keeper, and Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man.” The actor did not attend a May 18 Lionsgate event at Cannes to promote “Catching Fire,” which hits theaters Nov. 22.