Hoffman & Linney Are Savages

By Garth Franklin Tuesday March 7th 2006 01:19AM

Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman will co-star with Laura Linney in the dramedy "The Savages" for Fox Searchlight Pictures reports Production Weekly.

The story revolves around a pair of adult siblings (Hoffman, Linney) who are obliged to care for their estranged and ailing elderly father who never took care of them. As they do, they confront the legacy of their upbringing and the realities of familial responsibility.

Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins, the project begins shooting in New York in April.