Any film that involves Charlie Kaufman is worth keeping an eye out for. The screenwriter of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation is planning his second directorial outing (after Synecdoche New York), and now actresses Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener have signed on to star in Frank or Francis, according to Vulture.
The story centres around an online war that develops between a successful filmmaker (Steve Carell) and a movie blogger (Jack Black). Nicolas Cage is also onbaord as The Emcee, an actor known for commercial successes such as Fat Dad, while Kevin Kline stars as the director’s brother. Unfortunately no details are known about Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener’s characters.
Interestingly, both Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener were nominated for Academy Awards in movies Charlie Kaufman wrote. Kate Winslet was nominated for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Catherine Keener received a nod for Charlie Kaufman’s debut, Being John Malkovich.