Kline to Play Two Roles in Kaufman’s Frank or Francis


Kevin Kline will play two supporting roles in Charlie Kaufman’s second film as a director, Frank or Francis, says Variety. He’s joining a cast that includes Jack Black, Steve Carell and Nicolas Cage.

According to the trade, the film is “a satire of Hollywood set to music.”. They say the project “chronicles the back-and-forth between a movie director and an online blogger who delights in berating his cinematic talent.”

Black will play the blogger, Francis, an internet troll who reviews movies online. Carell is playing Frank, a filmmaker who is cheating on his wife, while Cage plays The Emcee, an actor famous for “commercial, high-concept films.”

Kline will play both Richard Waller, the brother of director Jonathan Waller, whose fictional film Hiroshima is the highest-grossing movie of all time, as well as Richard’s Head, an animatronic head that helps Jonathan make a product that will have “the broadest possible appeal and zero artistic integrity.”

Filming is scheduled to start in January.