Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman is set to star alongside Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks and John Turturro in the indie movie "God's Pocket," which will mark the feature directorial debut of "Mad Men" star John Slattery.
Park Pictures Features is producing the film in partnership with Hoffman's Cooper's Town Productions banner and Slattery's Shoestring Pictures.
Slattery and Alex Metcalf adapted from the novel by award-winning author Pete Dexter. Jay Cohen of the Gersh Agency will handle all film sales.
Set in the gritty blue-collar neighborhood of God’s Pocket, story follows a man stuck with a debt he can't pay, a wife he can't please and a body he can't bury as a local columnist begins sniffing around for the truth.
Sam Bisbee and Jackie Kelman Bisbee are producing with Slattery, Galt Niederhoffer and cinematographer Lance Acord, as well as Hoffman and Emily Ziff of Cooper's Town.
The film will be executive produced by Wendy Neu and White Hat Entertainment’s Danny Rifkin, Tom Valerio, Rick Rifkin and Bill Perry. Sara Murphy of Cooper’s Town will co-produce with Theodora Dunlap and Erika Hampson of Park Pictures Features.
Hoffman recently wrapped "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and Anton Corbijn's "A Most Wanted Man." He's repped by attorney Robert Marshall at Greenberg Glusker.
Slattery has directed five episodes of AMC's "Mad Men" and he recently starred in indie movie "Bluebird," which recently debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. He's repped by the Gersh Agency.