Dustin Hoffman to Join Kathy Bates & Alfred Molina in BOYCHOIR
BOYCHOIR has enlisted the talents of Dustin Hoffman.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner has signed on to join Alfred Molina and Kathy Bates in the film, set to be directed by Francois Girard, and featuring an original script by Ben Ripley.
In BOYCHOIR, "Hoffman will play Choir Master Carvelle, who runs the boys choir school on The East Coast. The story follows a troubled andangry 11-year-old named Stet who is sent off to the school."
Bates will play take on the role of the school's headmistress, while Molina will play a teacher. The role of 'Stet' has yet to be cast.
With a career spanning more than five decades in front of the camera, Hoffman is one of the world's most accomplished and highly regarded actors. Garnering 2 Academy Awards (and 7 nominations), 5 Golden Globes, 4 BAFTAs and an EMMY, Hoffman's impressive resume boasts such critically acclaimed and commercial hits as THE GRADUATE, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, RAINMAN, MIDNIGHT COWBOY, KRAMER VS. KRAMER, TOOTSIE, WAG THE DOG, MEET THE FOCKERS, and LAST CHANCE HARVEY. Hoffman made his directorial debut in 2012 with QUARTET, which starred Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, and Sir Michael Gambon.
Bates' stage credits include Broadway productions of 'night Mother, Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Fifth of July and Goodbye Fidel. She also played the role of Miss Hannigan in Disney's television version of the musical Annie. The Academy Award-winning has also starred in TITANIC, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, and more. On television, Bates lead NBC's HARRY'S LAW, and appeared on THE OFFICE, as well as TWO AND A HALF MEN.