Hoffman inks with Endeavor

Actor may try stint at directing

Two months after Dustin Hoffman discharged International Creative Management, the actor has signed with Endeavor.

Hoffman, who starred in classics such as “The Graduate” and “Midnight Cowboy” has seen his acting pace slow in recent years. His last hit was the 1997 Robert DeNiro starrer, “Wag the Dog,” He also recently appeared in Col’s flopped Luc Besson pic, “The Messenger.” Hoffman is understood, according to one insider, to be interested in beginning a career behind the camera, as a director — a job that did not materialize while he was repped at ICM.

Hoffman has spent more time lately producing via his Punch Prods. shingle. He produced the 1999 pics “A Walk on the Moon” and “The Furies.” Last October, Hoffman and Brillstein-Grey chairman Brad Grey put up their own money to make a low-seven-figure buy of the screen rights to Scott Turow’s legal novel “Personal Injuries” to develop for the screen.

Hoffman continues to be managed by Artists Management Group.

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