Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman is developing a drama series for HBO.
Upstate, from Hoffman's Cooper's Town Productions and Entertainment One, focuses on the laid-off Roy Perkins, who relocates his family to rural America to work as a correctional officer in a new private for-profit prison. Roy encounters danger inside and outside the prison as the town and his family prosper.
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Brett C. Leonard and Bob Glaudini wrote the script and will executive produce alongside Hoffman, Emily Ziff and Michael Rosenberg.
Hoffman, who won an Oscar five years ago for Capote
, last collaborated with HBO on the miniseries Empire Falls
, for which he earned an Emmy nomination.