According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dustin Hoffman and Alan Rickman are set for the feature film adaptation of Patrick Suskind's international best seller Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.

Hoffman will play Guiseppe Baldini, the perfume maker, and Rickman will be Antoine, the merchant father of a young woman who becomes the subject of obsession for Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, the central character in the film, to be played by British actor Ben Whishaw. Grenouille's obsession turns to murder when he seeks to bottle the scent of the beautiful young virgin. The tale is set in 18th century Paris.