Saturday 16 December 2017

Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut

Dustin Hoffman is to direct a film called Quartet
Dustin Hoffman is to direct a film called Quartet

Dustin Hoffman is teaming up with BBC Films to make his directorial debut.

The 72-year-old Oscar-winning actor will direct Dame Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay and Albert Finney in Quartet, about a group of retired opera singers living in a retirement home who plan a concert for Verdi's birthday.

Ronald Harwood, who wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for The Pianist, will adapt his play for the film.

The production will be shot to air on UK television.

The Graduate star Hoffman recently signed on for a role in a pilot of a new US show, Luck, for HBO.

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