John Turturro, Camryn Manheim, Jeffrey Tambor, S. Epatha Merkerson, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Lawford and Michael Clarke Duncan have joined the cast of the indie pic, Slipstream.

Anthony Hopkins is making triple duty on the flick, acting, he has written the script and will be directing; it will mark his feature writing debut. Christian Slater, Stella Arroyave, Lisa Pepper, Kevin McCarthy, Gavin Grazer, Aaron Tucker and Lana Antonova are already attached.

Slipstream is a noir comedy about an actor and would-be screenwriter who, at the very moment of his meeting with fate, comes to discover that life is random and fortune is sightless as he is thrown into a vortex where time, dreams and reality collide in an increasingly whirling slipstream. The Hollywood Reporter notes the story is described as a complex, surreal and dreamlike tale of one man's journey.

Slipstream will start production later this month in Los Angeles; a 2007 release has been set.