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From Actor To Director: Dustin Hoffman Will Make His Directorial Debut

01/20/2011 01:32 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

If Dustin Hoffman's directing skills are as amazing as his acting skills, we are in for something great. This fall, as soon as he wraps up his work on the HBO horse-racing drama "Luck," Hoffman will set off to London to begin working on his directorial debut: an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's stage comedy "Quartet."

English actors Maggie Smith, Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay will help recreate the story of four retired opera singers who live together in a retirement home and decide to sing one last time, at a gala honoring Verdi's birthday. The story seems like it will be a hilarious comedy, especially with Hoffman behind the lens.

Check out the video below for an interview with Finola Dwyer, the film's producer.

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