Academy award-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has employed an all-star cast, including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michelle Williams and Catherine Keener to appear in his directorial debut. SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK will see Hoffman will play a theatre director who attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse for a new play. It will be celebrated writer Kaufman's directorial debut, after writing a string of quirky but successful movies including Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.