Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton and Tilda Swinton are in talks to star in Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York, says The Hollywood Reporter. Indie production companies Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Anthony Bregman’s Likely Story will produce the project based on Kaufman’s original screenplay.
Kaufman and Spike Jonze also will serve as producers. Kimmel’s William Horberg will executive produce. Producers are anticipating a spring shoot in New York.
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. 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.