John Patrick Shanley adapted his Pulitzer- and Tony-award winning play for the screen and is slated to direct, Variety reported Friday.
Set in 1964, "Doubt" takes place in a Bronx Catholic school, where the principal (Streep), a nun who's a strict disciplinarian, lodges accusations of pedophilia against a popular priest (Hoffman).
Hoffman completed "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," directed by Sidney Lumet, and "Charlie Wilson's War," directed by Mike Nichols and starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Next for him is "Synecdoche, New York."
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