Frank Or Francis—Charlie Kaufman’s musical meditation on filmmaking, fame, and that most important facet of modern society, what some asshole said on the Internet—has added Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener to its ensemble, according to Vulture. It’s a Kaufman reunion for both, with each actress scoring an Oscar nomination for her role in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich, respectively, meaning they kinda owe him. And yes, that includes submitting to singing, as well as any of the other bizarre tangents Kaufman’s screenplay diverges into (and which you can read about here if you’re not spoiler-averse).
They join a previously announced cast that already includes Steve Carell as a director obsessed with the message board commenter who hates him (played by Jack Black), Nicolas Cage as a washed-up comedian who long ago sold out to fat-suited family movie hell, and Kevin Kline in a dual role, playing both the brother of a hugely successful director and the animatronic head that helps said director create the blandest, most broadly appealing film of all time. Winslet and Keener’s roles are as yet unspecified, but given that this is primarily a story about Internet commenters, they’re probably playing the women who lavish Black with sexual favors after his every triumphant post.
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