Philip Seymour Hoffman to direct Depression Era ghost story ‘Ezekiel Moss’ for Mandalay Pictures

Philip Seymour Hoffman is one of the greatest actors working in the world today, and with his new film The Master winning all kinds of praise, including many declaring it his best performance to date, he is certainly a bankable actor. However, as a director he still has a long way to go. While the actor does spend a lot of his spare time directing theatre, the only film he has so far directed is the little known Jack Goes Boating. However, that is about to change as Hoffman is getting set to direct what could be a horror flick of sorts…

Titled Ezekiel Moss, the Black List story was written by Keith Bunin (Horns), and see’s a young boy befriend a drifter who claims he can speak to the dead, with the setting being the Depression Era. Cathy Schulman, a producer for Mandalay Pictures, had this to say about working with Hoffman:

“Hoffman is one of the great talents of our generation.  We are thrilled to be in his capable hands directing this captivating and gothic exploration of faith and the supernatural.”

I do like the sound of what she says about the story, and if Hoffman can be as talented behind the camera as he is in front of it, then this could be a very exciting project to look forward to. For further proof of just how interesting the plot sounds, check out the synopsis next:

“A mysterious stranger who possibly has the power to channel the souls of the dead changes the lives of everyone in a small Nebraska town, especially a young widow and her 11-year-old son”

By Matt Wavish

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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