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Philip Seymour Hoffman to Direct Supernatural Drama 'Ezekiel Moss'

The film centers on a mysterious stranger with the power to speak with the dead.

FILM: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman, currently receiving acclaim for his performance in The Master, will sit in the director’s chair for Ezekiel Moss.  

The supernatural drama hails from Mandalay Pictures and production shingle Likely Story, run by producer Anthony Bregman

The script, written by Keith Bunin and which appeared on the 2011 Black List, centers on a mysterious stranger with the power to speak with the dead. His arrival to a small Nebraska town transforms the lives of the town's residents, including a widow and her young son.

Mandalay’s Cathy Schulman and Bregman are among the producers on the project.

Hoffman made his directorial debut with 2010 drama Jack Goes Boating. The Master, in which he stars with Joaquin Phoenix, is shaping up to be one of the fall season’s awards contenders after its premiere at Toronto International Film Festival and its strong limited release opening this past weekend.