Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener Join Kaufmans' 'Frank or Francis'

January 26, 2012
Source: Vulture

Kate Winslet

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.

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Yes. I hope you will be presented as villainous as possible. 🙂

Robert L. Tuva on Jan 26, 2012


he has actually worked with Keener as a director allready with Synecdoche New York! But either way this is fantastic news. two of my favorite female actors and Kaufman is my hero when it comes to moviemaking. this will be awesome.

axLhimself on Jan 26, 2012


Hey, genius, Kaufman directed Keener in Synecdoche...

Thewords on Jan 26, 2012

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