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Dustin Hoffman is writing his directorial debut

Dustin Hoffman is writing his directorial debut. But the Oscar winner won’t don a frock for the Scott Turow-based thriller

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Dustin Hoffman, Tootsie
Tootsie: Everett Collection

Speaking of mature neophytes, Dustin Hoffman is cowriting the screen adaptation of Scott Turow’s 1999 thriller ”Personal Injuries,” with the intent to both star in the film and make his directorial debut. ”I play a womanizing, corrupt lawyer who falls in love with a lesbian,” says Hoffman. One role he won’t be taking on is the female lead, despite his familiarity with cross-dressing, thanks to ”Tootsie.” Jokes the actor, ”I’d never fit in that dress.”

(Additional reporting by William Keck)