Philip Seymour Hoffman Will Direct “Ezekiel Moss”

By Kirsten Anderson Movie News

Philip Seymour Hoffman is in the mood for directing.

Philip Seymour Hoffman is making big news on the acting front with his role in “The Master,” but he’s also keeping his hand in the directing game. Variety reports that Hoffman is planning to direct “Ezekiel Moss,” a screenplay by Keith Bunin.

The screenplay was on the 2011 Black List, where it was described this way:

A mysterious stranger who possibly has the power to channel the souls of the dead changes the lives of everyone in a small Nebraska town, especially a young widow and her 11-year-old son.

It’s said to be a period piece, set in the 1930s. No word on whether Hoffman plans to act in it as well.

Hoffman has done a lot of theater directing; he has directed one film, “Jack Goes Boating” (2010).

In addition to “The Master,” Hoffman will also be seen this fall in “A Late Quartet.” He’s set to play Plutarch Heavensbee in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which just began shooting.

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