Dustin Hoffman Makes Directorial Bow on Disney Thriller 'Personal Injuries'12 Jun, 2001 By: Hive News
Two-time Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman will make his feature directorial debut helming the Disney legal thriller Personal Injuries, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Hoffman will also star in and produce the adaptation of the Scott Turow novel through his Punch Productions.
Hoffman is currently in production on Disney's Baby's in Black for director Brad Silberling.
Turow's novel centers on an attorney who has been bribing judges to win favorable decisions. The attorney, Robbie Feaver (Hoffman), is pressured into assisting the FBI in a sting operation, in which he is paired with a sexy female FBI agent, says the Reporter.
Hoffman, who is partnered with Jay Cohen in Punch Productions, optioned the material as a directing andstarring vehicle for himself. Turow also wrote the best-selling thriller Presumed Innocent, which was adapted as a starring vehicle for Harrison Ford in 1990.
Hoffman won best actor Oscars for his roles in 1988's Rain Man and 1979's Kramer vs. Kramer. He also produced the 1999 films A Walk on the Moon and The Furies.