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Screen adaptation of "Boating" on Hoffman's sonar

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won an Oscar for his lead performance in “Capote,” is eyeing a project as his potential film directing debut.

“Jack Goes Boating,” a quirky romantic drama about two stoners in love, is based on the off-Broadway play written by Bob Glaudini and produced by Hoffman’s LAByrinth Theater Company. “Boating” centers on a limo driver who embarks on such quixotic missions as cooking and swimming lessons, and his unlikely relationship with another lovable loser. The play earned stellar reviews when it opened last year.

Hoffman, who starred in the theatrical production, has never helmed a film, but he has directed a number of plays, most recently signing on for a London production of the aging-rocker tale “Riflemind.”

“Little Miss Sunshine” producers Big Beach Films and Hoffman’s Cooper’s Town Prods. are partnering to develop the screen adaptation.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter