John Slattery Set to Direct Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'God's Pocket'

May 16, 2013
Source: Variety

John Slattery

Most entertainment gurus will know actor John Slattery for his role as Roger Sterling on the AMC drama series "Mad Men," but soon he might be making a name for himself as a film director. While Slattery has directed a handful of episodes of the aforementioned Emmy-winning series, the actor is looking to make his film directing debut with God's Pocket, an adaptation of Pete Dexter's novel, scripted by lower profile writer Alex Metcalf. And for his first directing gig, Variety reports one hell of a cast is turning out, including Philip Seymour Hoffman in the lead and Richard Jenkins and John Turturro in supporting roles.

In addition, Slattery's "Mad Men" co-star Christina Hendricks also has a role in the film which is set in a blue collar neighborhood called God's Pocket. The story follows a man who tries to cover up his step-son's death in a construction accident, but a local reporter comes snooping around for answers, and things just get worse from there. It's not clear what roles the supporting stars will be taking, but Hoffman is definitely in the lead, which already guarantees my full attention. And if Slattery can hold his own directing episodes of an acclaimed series like "Mad Men" then this should be no problem. Sound good?

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    Has he had a post-MAD MEN role where he was not playing Roger Sterling?
    • He played Howard Stark in Iron Man 2 and was also in The Adjustment Bureau.
      • DAVIDPD
        I get that. I meant, he was still just playing the same character but with a new name, really.
        • I haven't seen Mad Men, but his two performances in the above mentioned films were pretty different IMO.
          • DAVIDPD
            Yeah, basically talking plainly and relatively stoic. Same guy.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    I think Philip Seymour Hoffman is brilliant in EVERYTHING ! Cant wait for CATCHING FING FIRE
  • Stavi
    Any relation to Trevor Slattery?




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