Hoffman will join when the production moves to the U.S. for the final stages of the shoot. The film is shooting on location in Europe.
Hoffman and Frears previously worked together on 1992’s “The Accidental Hero.”
Lee Pace (“The Hobbit”) has also joined the cast, which includes Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet and Jesse Plemons.
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner at Working Title, Tracey Seaward (“Philomena”) and Kate Solomon (“United 93″) are producing. Working Title’s Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger will exec produce.
Studiocanal is fully financing the pic, will distribute in its territories (France, U.K., Germany, Australia/New Zealand), and is handling international sales.