Seven more slip into pic for Hopkins

7 slip into cast

Tatiana Siegel
John Turturro, Camryn Manheim, Jeffrey Tambor, S. Epatha Merkerson, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Lawford and Michael Clarke Duncan have joined the ensemble cast of the Anthony Hopkins-helmed indie "Slipstream."

Hopkins, Christian Slater, Stella Arroyave, Lisa Pepper, Kevin McCarthy, Gavin Grazer, Aaron Tucker and Lana Antonova already have joined the cast.

Penned by Hopkins, "Slipstream" is a noir comedy about an actor and would-be screenwriter who, at the very moment of his meeting with fate, comes to discover that life is random and fortune is sightless as he is thrown into a vortex where time, dreams and reality collide in an increasingly whirling slipstream. The story is described as a complex, surreal and dreamlike tale of one man's journey.

Hopkins, Arroyave and Robert Katz are producing the film, which also boasts an A-list crew, with Oscar-nominated cinematographer Dante Spinotti and Oscar-nominated costume designer Julie Weiss on board.

"With production under way, I'm looking forward to this journey into independent filmmaking with our wonderful cast and a very talented and dedicated crew," Hopkins said.

"Slipstream" began production Monday in Los Angeles. Filming also will take place in the California desert.

Arclight Films is handling international sales.