To say that the new Anthony Hopkins penned feature Slipstream is attracting attention is an understatement as The Hollywood Reporter reports that John Turturro, Camryn Manheim, Jeffrey Tambor, S. Epatha Merkerson, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Lawford and Michael Clarke Duncan have all joined the film, which was already comprised of Hopkins, Christian Slater, Stella Arroyave, Lisa Pepper, Kevin McCarthy, Gavin Grazer, Aaron Tucker and Lana Antonova.
Hopkins penned the comedy and will also direct. The film is about an actor and would-be screenwriter who, at the very moment of his meeting with fate, comes to discover that life is random and fortune is sightless as he is thrown into a vortex where time, dreams and reality collide in an increasingly whirling slipstream. The story is described as a complex, surreal and dreamlike tale of one man’s journey.
Hopkins was quoted by THR saying, “With production under way, I’m looking forward to this journey into independent filmmaking with our wonderful cast and a very talented and dedicated crew.”
Production began on Monday (June 12, 2006) in Los Angeles.