Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is about to make a transition that very few actors can pull off successfully. He’s going to try his hand at directing! According to /Film, Hoffman will be making his directorial debut with the comedy movie, Jack Goes Boating. The film is based off of the Bob Glaudini play of the same name, which appeared on Off Broadway. Hoffman will both direct and star in the feature alongside Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone).
Hoffman will play Jack, a stoner limo driver, and the story will center around his quest for perfection, as well as the fellow pothead he falls in love with (Ryan). A New York Times review of the play called it “immensely likable.”
Other co-stars include John Ortiz and Daphne Rubino-Vega, who will make the transfer to film, by reprising their roles from the stage production. Filming for Jack Goes Boating starts next month in New York. The project will be co-produced by Hoffman’s production company Cooper’s Town, which produced his Oscar winning film Capote in 2006.