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Hoffman planning directorial debut

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Mar 14, 2010 | 2:15pm EDT

The Oscar-winner is reportedly in talks to take charge of new film Quartet, based on a 1999 play of the same name, about a retirement home for opera singers in England.

Dame Maggie Smith and Albert Finney are said to have signed up to star in the picture, and Hoffman is in negotiations to direct, according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.

Quartet is slated to begin filming later this year (10). Hoffman is listed as an uncredited director of 1978 film Straight Time but has never officially helmed a movie.

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