Hoffman will join a cast that includes Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson and Queen Latifah. "Stranger than Fiction" is the story of an Internal Revenue Service auditor (Ferrell) who starts hearing a narrator -- one no one else can hear -- who tells him about events in his life that will lead to his death.
Hoffman will play a professor who helps the IRS man try to find the narrator and change the story while he still can.
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