Philip Seymour Hoffman will make his directorial debut and will also star in Overture Films' Jack Goes Boating, an adaptation of Bob Glaudini's Off Broadway play.

According to Variety, Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) will co-star opposite Hoffman, while John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin-Vega will reprise their roles from the stage production.

The play's described as an unconventional romantic comedy set in New York City, laced with cooking classes, swimming lessons and illegal drugs.

"Phil is such a unique talent, and this opportunity to work his creative mojo not just in front of the camera but also from the director's chair is just irresistible for us," said Overture chief operating officer Danny Rosett.

Jack Goes Boating is scheduled to start lensing in New York City on Feb. 9.