Nic Cage, Jack Black and Steve Carell teaming with Charlie Kaufman

Well, alright! Not only is Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s upcoming collaboration with director Spike Jonze picking up some speed, but so is his directorial follow-up to Synecdoche, New York, titled Frank or Francis.

According to Deadline, Nicolas Cage and Jack Black are attached to Kaufman’s next project, while Steve Carell is in talks to star.

Cage previously starred in the Kaufman-scripted Adaptation, giving a career-best performance. Carell worked with Kaufman as a fellow writer on the shortlived Dana Carvey Show back in 1996.

Little is known about Frank or Francis, except for the official logline:

“The film chronicles a volatile back and forth between a film director (Frank) and an online blogger (Francis), who takes delight in berating his cinematic talent.”

Kaufman revealed earlier in the year that Frank or Francis would also be a musical of sorts, featuring over 50 songs.

Sold!

Discuss: A worthy cast for Kaufman’s next project?

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