The Overtures Film, according to Variety, will star Hoffman as well as Amy Ryan, John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin-Vega. Ortiz and Rubin-Vega also starred in the Off-Broadway run, which was presented by the LAByrinth Theater Company. Filming is expected to begin in New York Feb. 9.
The work follows two couples — one just beginning their courtship, the other married and working through hardship. "Laced with cooking classes, swimming lessons and a smorgasbord of illegal drugs, Jack Goes Boating," press notes for the play stated, "is a story of date panic, marital meltdown, betrayal and the prevailing grace of the human spirit." The Public Theater run marked the first time LAB co-artistic directors Ortiz and Hoffman shared a stage for their company.
Overture chief operating officer Danny Rosett told Variety, "Phil is such a unique talent, and this opportunity to work his creative mojo not just in front of the camera but also from the director's chair is just irresistible for us."