Philip Seymour Hoffman has had a busy year thus far. Hoffman made headlines earlier in the year for checking into rehab after the actor relapsed on heroin. However, Hoffman seems to be back on his A game as it’s just been announced that he’s joining a pretty ace cast for Child 44.
According to Deadline, Hoffman is set to join the cast of Child 44 which already has an impressive list of players including lead Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, and Fares Fares.
The film’s synopsis for Child 44 is listed as follows:
“Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn’t exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case.”
Of his unique position in the acting world, Philip Seymouf Hoffman discussed told The Huffington Post that he’s grateful, saying:
“I think the days of acting just for acting’s sake are gone. I’ve got to know why I’m going to do it. I think that’s, I guess, a plus. I’m grateful that I’m in a position where I can think that way. Because most actors aren’t; they gotta take the job they’re offered because they need the money. I’m grateful that I’m in the position where I can take the one that I know I care about.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman recently wrapped on his role as Plutarch Heavensbee for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In addition he’ll also be seen in A Most Wanted Man opposite Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright. Lastly, Hoffman also has God’s Pocket in his, well, left pocket for 2014. God’s Pocket sees him opposite Drive’s Christina Hendricks and Richard Jenkins.
As for Child 44, directing the adaptation is Daniel Espinosa, and writer Richard Price handled the adaptation of the novel to screen.