If you’ve been jonesing for a Charlie Kaufman fix, this moment is an indubitably exciting one. The cerebral writer of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind has two projects ready that will shoot soon: a satire about conniving world leaders set to star Joaquin Phoenix and be directed by Spike Jonze, and Frank or Francis, a Hollywood send-up that Kaufman himself will direct (his first behind-the-camera effort since his directorial debut with 2008’s Synecdoche, New York). Over the weekend, a wealth of details and new castings emerged on the latter project, and from what we’ve heard, Frank or Francis is even more out there than you might have dreamed.
Charlie Kaufman Says Zany, Outrageous ‘Frank Or Francis’ Is About “Online Film Criticism” [Playlist/Indiewire]
Kevin Kline Joins ‘Frank or Francis’ [Variety]