Best Actor Oscar-winner, Philip Seymour Hoffman has signed on to star in the dramedy The Savages for Fox Searchlight Pictures. He will join Laura Linney in the film, which will be directed by Tamara Jenkins, who also wrote the screenplay.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the film revolves around a pair of adult siblings (Hoffman, Linney) who are obliged to care for their estranged and ailing elderly father who never took care of them. As they do, they confront the legacy of their upbringing and the realities of familial responsibility.