Quirky writer Charlie Kaufman just may be the closest thing that modern Hollywood has to a mad genius. He captivated and delighted audiences and critics alike with his screenplays for Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and then he confused audiences and critics alike with his directorial debut Synecdoche, New York. Whatever he does is at least always interesting, so I’m looking forward to seeing what he serves up his second time behind the camera.

Reportedly, that second effort from Kaufman will be called Frank or Francis and it details the interactions between a director and a snarky film blogger who is always casting aspersions on his lack of talent. Yep, sounds just insular and naval-gazing enough to be a Charlie Kaufman script, especially after Synecdoche took a bit of a pounding from some blogger circles.

The big news about the project today is that Kaufman has reportedly signed a trio of big name actor to star. Adaptation’s Nicolas Cage has signed on to take his second stab at a Kaufman script, and he’s bringing funnymen Jack Black and Steve Carell along with him. These are three actors that are all hit or miss with me (even though Cage is always spectacular whether he hits or misses), and there is not yet any word on which characters they will be playing, so I will be interested to see what Kaufman envisions for them. Adaptation might be the only non-ironically good Cage performance of the past ten years, so there’s at least some comfort there already. Good or bad, I’m ready for some crazy.

Source: Deadline Schenectady

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