It was only a matter of time...

Cinematical reports that Chlotrudis Hall-of-Famer Philip Seymour Hoffman will be stepping behind the camera for the first time with JACK GOES BOATING, an adaptation of an Off-Broadway play by Bob Glaudini. Phil will also star in this quirky, romantic comedy opposite GONE BABY GONE'S Amy Ryan. With "cooking classes, swimming lessons, and illegal drugs" involved in the plot, it's sure to be quirky and fun. Given Phil's thoughtful film choices as an actor, and his experience directing for the stage, it's a safe bet that he will make a fine film director.

Next up for Phil as an actor is the intriguing-sounding Richard Curtis film, THE BOAT THAT ROCKED. Phil will co-star opposite Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy and Kenneth Brannagh among others, and Curtis is responsible for the Mr. Bean films and the Bridget Jones films among others. Sounds like fun to me!