Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman will star in Doubt, the adaptation of the John Patrick Shanley play for Miramax Films that begins production in New York on Dec. 1.
Variety says that Shanley wrote the script and will direct. Scott Rudin is producing.
The film takes place in a Bronx Catholic School in 1964, where the principal (Streep), a nun who’s a strict disciplinarian, makes pedophile accusations against a popular priest (Hoffman). Still to be cast is a young nun caught between them.
“Doubt” won both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, and is on tour.