We reported a few months ago on Anthony Hopkins' painfully personal, ambitious-sounding Slipstream, which he wrote, stars in, directs, and also composed the music for. The movie, which is being made with a small-ish indie budget, is a noir-comedy "about a man, who's caught in a slipstream of time falling back on itself and he remembers his own future," and stems from Hopkins' own "wild thoughts about God, life and death." Hey, I said it was personal.

Already in the ensemble cast with Hopkins are Gena Rowlands and superstar thespian Christian Slater, and that duo has recently been joined by a massive flood of actors, all of whom are apparently eager to work on the weirdest-sounding (apart, maybe, from The Science of Sleep) project of the last year or so. According to today's Hollywood Reporter, all of the following are now caught (ah ha ha) in Slipstream: John Turturro, Camryn Manheim, Jeffrey Tambor, S. Epatha Merkerson, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Lawford and Michael Clark Duncan. Whew.

Production began this week in LA; no word yet on a possible release date.