Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener Join Kaufmans' 'Frank or Francis'
Since his 2008 debut Synecdoche, New York, writer/director Charlie Kaufman hasn't gone behind the camera again, but now the filmmaker will be in the director's chair very soon with the musical comedy Frank or Francis gearing up for production. Steve Carell, Jack Black, Nicolas Cage and Kevin Kline are already signed on for the story about a director (Carell) who becomes obsessed with the message board commenter (Black) disparaging his movies on a Hollywood website, but now some familiar female faces are joining the mix as Vulture reports Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener will star in the very meta film.
Both Winslet and Keener have worked with Kaufman before with the former starring in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the latter in Being John Malkovich. Kaufman only scripted those movies though, so this will be the first time he works with Winslet and Keener as a director. At this point it's not clear what characters they'll be playing, but with this cast and Kaufman behind the camera for a musical comedy, I'm already looking forward to this flick with great anticipation. It should be interesting to see how Kaufman presents a world that is familiar to those of us writing this news and those who read it everyday.