Kevin Kline has signed directly to appear in dual roles in Charlie Kaufman’s next directorial effort, Frank Or Francis, in step with a report by Variety.
Far from being a contemporary tackle Ed Wood’s Glen Or Glenda, the film centres on online film criticism, however it feels like a typically inventive, inverted, twisty puzzle of a film in a vein you need to legitimately dub ‘Kaufman-esque.’
Jack Black, Steve Carell and Nicolas Cage were previously attached to the project when it was announced a couple of months back.
Black is playing intelligent internet troll Francis, while Carell will play leftfield filmmaker Frank.
If that casting doesn’t sound spot-on enough for you, Cage is lined as much as play a hugely successful actor referred to as The Emcee, famous for high-concept big-hitters like Fat Dad. Oh yes.
And Kline’s character? He’ll play… well, we’re just gonna need to provde the full description from Variety to peer what you’re making of it:
"[Kline will] play Richard Waller, the brother of Jonathan Waller, the director of a fictional film titled Hiroshima, the highest-grossing movie of all-time.
"Kline can even play Richard’s Head, an animatronic head that, by utilizing advanced screenwriting techniques, helps Jonathan develop an absolutely inoffensive product that allows you to have the broadest possible appeal and 0 artistic integrity."
So all in all, the film sounds pretty incredible, doesn’t it? And it will be nice to peer Kline back in something must-see (it appears like it’s been a while).
Before directing Synecdoche, New York, Kaufman made his wittily intelligent mark with some incredibly memorable scripts, including Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.