Ben Ripley's film casts Hoffman ("Rain Man," "Kramer vs. Kramer") as Choir Master Carvelle, who butts heads with troubled 11-year-old Stet, a child from the wrong side of the tracks who eventually finds his heart and soul in music with the help of Carvelle.
Molina is a three-time Tony nominee (Red, Fiddler on the Roof, Art), whose film credits include "Chocolat," "An Education" and "Spider-Man 2." His TV work includes "Ladies Man," "Bram and Alice" and "Monday Mornings."
Tony nominee Bates starred in 'night, Mother; Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; and Fifth of July. The Oscar winner's film credits include "Misery," "Primary Colors" and "About Schmidt."