By Darren Franich
September 18, 2012 at 07:59 PM EDT
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Philip Seymour Hoffman has been receiving rave notices for his role in The Master. Perhaps that’s why the Oscar-winning actor has decided to briefly drop the mic on this whole acting thing and take another turn behind the camera. Two years after his directorial debut Jack Goes Boating, Hoffman is attached to direct Ezekiel Moss, a ghost-story screenplay that was on the 2011 Black List. EW has confirmed the original report by Variety that Hoffman will direct the project, which is being produced by Cathy Schulman and Adam Stone of Mandalay Pictures, Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu of Likely Story, and Emily Ziff and Sara Murphy of Cooper’s Town Productions (Hoffman’s producing team).

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Philip Seymour Hoffman really, really doesn’t want to talk about Scientology, you idiot!