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Hoffman, Keener, Walken and Northam Set for 'A Late Quartet' Flick

Philip Seymour Hoffman, the actor perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Truman Capote in 2005's Capote, has been tapped to appear in A Late Quartet.

A Late Quartet, which is slated for release later this year, tells the story of a renowned string quartet that has played together for a quarter of a century when the members must come to terms with losing their leader. The film will be directed by Yaron Zilberman, who previously directed the 2004 documentary Watermarks.

Hoffman has been confirmed to be joined by Capote co-star Catherine Keener, and is rumored to be joined by Jeremy Northam and Christopher Walken

Catherine Keener has appeared in more than three dozen films over a career that spans more than two decades. She received an Oscar nomination for her role in Capote as Harper Lee as well as 1999's Being John Malkovich.

Jeremy Northam is an Olivier Award-winning actor who was most recently seen in the television series Miami Medical. He trained at The Old Vic Theatre School and made his US film debut in The Net (1995).

Christopher Walken returned to the stage in early 2010 after nearly a decade away in A Behanding in Spokane. He has had an extremely prolific and diverse career in both stage and film, appearing in the film version of Hairspray as well as an 1978's The Deer Hunter, for which he was awarded an Oscar.

A Late Quartet is set to begin filming at the end of January in New York City.

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