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Stranger Than Fiction
November 10, 2006
February 11, 2005
Gyllenhaal and others find Stranger Than Fiction
Maggie Gyllenhaal is set to star opposite Will Ferrell in Stranger Than Fiction, the next film from director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland). The screenplay was written by Zach Helm and centers on an IRS auditor (Ferrell) who discovers that he is hearing narration as he moves through his daily life. Naturally, no one else can hear this voice, and it begins to affect him deeply - including his work life and his romantic world.
Queen Latifah and Emma Thompson also are onboard, with Thompson set to play an author suffering from writer's block and Latifah as a book-company employee. Gyllenhaal will be Ferrell's love interest, a baker with anarchist leanings.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
February 4, 2005
Hoffman in Stranger Than Fiction
Dustin Hoffman has joined the cast of the comedy film Stranger Than Fiction, which already stars Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson and Queen Latifah. The movie is being directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland) from a screenplay by Zach Helm. It tells the story of an IRS auditor (Ferrell) who suddenly discovers he can hear a narrator – but no one else can hear the voice. The narrator tells the Ferrell character that events are taking place that will ultimately lead to his death. Hoffman will play a professor who helps the main character try to find the narrator and change the course of the future.
July 20, 2004
Will Ferrell is Stranger Than Fiction
Will Ferrell is in talks to star in the comedy Stranger Than Fiction, to be directed by Monster's Ball helmer Marc Forster. With a screenplay from Zach Helm, the story centers around an IRS auditor whose life is constantly interrupted by a narrator who knows the hero's every thought, upcoming actions, and even when he will die. Major studios currently trying to get in on the project include Sony, Universal and Warner Bros.
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