Dustin Hoffman is planning to step behind the camera to officially direct his first movie at the age of 72.
The Oscar-winner is reportedly in talks to take charge of new film Quartet, based on a 1999 play of the same name, about a retirement home for opera singers in England.
Dame Maggie Smith and Albert Finney are said to have signed up to star in the picture, and Hoffman is in negotiations to direct, according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.
Quartet is slated to begin filming later this year (10). Hoffman is listed as an uncredited director of 1978 film Straight Time but has never officially helmed a movie.
The actor hasn't been seen on the the big screen since teaming up with Emma Thompson for Last Chance Harvey.
He is currently filming Barney's Version and will once again lend his voice to the character of Master Shifu for a second Kung Fu Panda movie.
Hoffman is an actor who has enjoyed a career that has spanned fifty years bringing him two Oscars, for Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man.