Philip Seymour Hoffman Joins Mary and Max


Philip Seymour Hoffman has joined the voice cast of Australian claymation project Mary and Max, taking the lead role of Max.

The feature debut from the Oscar-winning duo of writer/director Adam Elliot and producer Melanie Coombs stars Toni Collette as Mary.

Elliot and Coombs won the 2003 short-film Oscar for Harvie Krumpet.

The film is narrated by Australian legend Barry Humphries and features cameos from Eric Bana, singer Renee Geyer and local music icon Ian “Molly” Meldrum along with Julie Forsyth and John Flaus.

The movie details the story of pen pals — one living in Australia, the other in the U.S. — whose friendship grows over 20 years.