Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) will star in screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich) directorial debut Synecdoche, according to Production Weekly.

The film centers on an anguished playwright and several women in his life. Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) is also attached to star in the movie.

Filming is set to begin filming in early summer 2007.