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Philip Seymour Hoffman In ‘God’s Pocket,’ John Slattery Directing

Jenkins, Hendricks, Turturro also starring

Philip Seymour Hoffman will star in John Slattery’s indie drama “God’s Pocket” with Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks and John Turturro co-starring.

Slattery, in his feature directing debut, adapted the screenplay with Alex Metcalf from Pete Dexter’s novel. Jay Cohen of Gersh will handle all film sales.

Park Pictures Features will produce in partnership with Hoffman’s Cooper’s Town Prods. and Slattery’s Shoestring Pictures. Producers are Sam Bisbee, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Slattery, Lance Acord and Galt Niederhoffer for Park Pictures and Emily Ziff and Hoffman for Cooper’s Town.

Story is set in a blue-collar neighborhood of God’s Pocket, where the lead character tries to cover up his stepson’s death in a construction accident. When a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse.

Hoffman recently wrapped production on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man.”

Slattery stars in “Mad Men” and has directed a total of five episodes. Feature credits include ” The Adjustment Bureau,”  “Iron Man 2” and “Bluebird.”

Jenkins will next be seen in Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down,” opposite Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.  Hendricks also stars in “Mad Men” and has appeared in such films as” Life as We Know It,” and “Ginger & Rosa” and soon begins production on “How to Catch a Monster.” Turturro stars and directs the upcoming “Fading Gigolo.”

Hoffman is represented by attorney Robert Marshall at Greenberg, Glusker. Slattery is represented by The Gersh Agency. Jenkins is represented by The Gersh Agency and Bill Treusch Management. Hendricks is represented by ICM Partners, Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Management and attorney Howard Fishman. Turturro is represented by ICM Partners.

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