Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton and Tilda Swinton are in negotiations to star in Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut, “Synecdoche, New York.”
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Likely Story and Spike Jonze will produce the project based on an original screenplay by Kaufman (“Being John Malkovich”, “Eternal Sunshine…”, “Adaptation”).
Hoffman will play a theater director who ambitiously attempts to put on a play by creating a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse says The Hollywood Reporter.
Keener is set to play his first wife, Williams will play his second wife, Morton will appear as his sometime lover, and Swinton will portray Keener’s best friend and the dubious mentor to the daughter of Hoffman and Keener’s characters.
Producers are anticipating a spring shoot in New York.