Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton and Tilda Swinton have all signed on to star in the indie drama, Synecdoche, New York for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Likely Story Productions.
Charlie Kaufman is writing the script and will make his directorial debut; he's also co-producing with Spike Jonze. In the film, Hoffman will play a theater director who ambitiously attempts to put on a play by creating a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse. The Hollywood Reporter adds Keener is set to play his first wife, Williams will play his second wife, Morton will appear as his sometime lover, and Swinton will portray Keener's best friend and the dubious mentor to the daughter of Hoffman and Keener's characters.
Production should get underway in New York in the spring for Synecdoche, New York.