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Dustin Hoffman joins Kathy Bates in indie film 'Boychoir'

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Dustin Hoffman has signed on to play the lead role in the indie film Boychoir.

Kathy Bates of American Horror Story and Chocolat's Alfred Molina also star.

Director Dustin Hoffman arriving at the screening of 'Quartet'' at Odeon West End as part of the 56th BFI London Film Festival

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Dustin Hoffman

Kathy Bates - 2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards held at Soho House

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Kathy Bates



Boychoir follows a troubled 11-year-old boy named Stet whose complex relationship with his Choir Master leads him to discover his love for music, Deadline reports.

Hoffman will portray the Choir Master Carvelle with bosses still looking to cast the young Stet.

Molina is slated to portray Hoffman's colleague with Bates on board to play the school's headmistress.

Boychoir's script will be written by Ben Ripley (Source Code) with Francois Girard (The Red Violin).

A release date for the indie drama has yet to be set.

Hoffman is currently said to be working on the animation Kung Fu Panda 3 after finishing up filming on Jon Favreau's Chef.

Watch a video clip of Dustin Hoffman in a clip from Quartet below:

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