Anthony Hopkins has written the screenplay, composed the music and plans to direct his new project Slipstream, which is loosely based on his own wild thoughts about God, life and death. Besides Hopkins, the cast includes Christian Slater and Gena Rowlands. Many performers will be playing dual or triple roles in the film, which is scheduled to begin filming on location in Los Angeles this June.
The storyline follows an aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer (Slater) who has lived his life in two states of existence: the world of reality and the world inside his head. Hired to rewrite a murder mystery set in a desert dine, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is politely boggled when the characters from his movie start showing up in his life, and vice versa. A devotee of American pop culture, Felix tries to maintain his equanimity as reality and fantasy collide in an increasingly whirling slipstream, while his memory banks fire off seemingly random references to songs and sci-fi movies from the Fifties.