The film, which Kaufman wrote, will be his second directorial effort after 2008’s Synecdoche, New York. Known for his complex and obscure screenplays, Kaufman already has Steve Carell, Jack Black, Nicolas Cage and Kevin Kline signed on.
In this reportedly quasi-musical (as some dialogue will be sung), Carell will star as writer/director Frank Arder, who plays every role in his latest film, which is nominated for an impressive 29 Oscars. Black takes on the role of internet commentator/troll Francis, Cage will play an actor/comedian whose career is on the downward spiral, and Kline plays both the inventor of a head designed to write the perfect script, and the head itself.
No word yet on the roles
Winslet and Keener will take, though it is thought they could be of Frank’s wife and mistress.