… I can’t, in fact, remember the last one I saw in a theater. Hmmm. Maybe it was (embarrassed shrug) that James Cameron movie that was winning awards a few years ago … what was it called again?

BUT …! :

First announced early last year, Dustin Hoffman‘s directorial debut—an adaptation of Ronald Harwood‘s stage comedy “Quartet”—is now set to begin production this fall after the actor-turned-director wraps up on the David Milch-backed HBO horse-racing drama “Luck.”

The project is shaping to be a real actor’s film boasting a powerful leading trio with English thespians Maggie Smith, Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay for the story of “four retired opera singers living in a retirement home, who decide to sing once more at a gala concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday.” And it looks like some more accomplished talent may be joining the ranks: the original play’s scribe Harwood, who won an Oscar for his work on Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist,” is adapting for the screen.

Yep. I’ll be wanting to see that one!

I read about it here.


  1. Thanks for posting this Patty. Sounds like a great story I’d like to see.

  2. I’m going to guess it’s a movie I’ll finally get to, Janet! 🙂

  3. I prefer to watch DVDs over movie theater. I find movie theater etiquette somewhat lacking these days. :~/