Actor/Director Philip Seymour Hoffman is planning to direct Keith Bunin's thriller Ezekiel Moss.

The ghost story is set in the 1930s and centers on a young boy, who becomes friends with a mysterious man. The boy comes to learn that his new buddy may possess the ability to speak to the dead.

Anthony Bregman, Cathy Schulman, Stefanie Azpiazu, Adam Stone and Emily Ziff will be producing.

Here is what producer Cathy Schulman had to say about working with the director.

"Hoffman is one of the great talents of our generation. We are thrilled to be in his capable hands directing this captivating and gothic exploration of faith and the supernatural."

The actor most recently played Lancaster Dodd in Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master. He will be directing from Keith Bunin's script that landed on the 2011 Black List.