Kaufman, who co-wrote the script based on his own play, will also co-direct the project (with Duke Johnson), which has since lined up Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis for voice roles, with Carter Burwell (the longtime Coen Brothers collaborator who is also composing the music for the upcoming "August: Osage County") providing the score. Impressive, stuff.
It's unclear if this is now aiming to be a feature (it was originally conceived as a 40-minute film), but production is already underway on the movie so perhaps it's sticking with its short format. The story itself follows Michael, a celebrated motivational speaker whose life has become hollow and meaningless. But that all changes when he meets Lisa.
The movie is aimed at adults (as the Kickstarter site says, it's "about a man crippled by the mundanity of his life" -- fun!) and it'll be interesting to see what interest it generates in the south of France. Still, the first project from Kaufman since 2008's "Synecdoche, New York" is certainly cause to celebrate. [Screen Daily]