The cast from the stage/radio version of Anomalisa is officially on deck for the animated version. Charlie will be co-directing with Duke Johnson, and HanWay are taking the film to Cannes. Says Screen Daily:

Charlie Kaufman is to co-direct anticipated animation Anomalisa, which HanWay will take to Cannes.

Adapted by Kaufman from his own stage play, Anomalisa will be the director’s first animated film. Production is already underway.

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, and David Thewlis are set to lend their voices to the film, reprising their roles from the original stage production. Composer Carter Burwell who will write the score.


The film follows Michael, a man who is struggling with his inability to connect with people. Everyone in the world seems the same to Michael until he meets Lisa. (Source)

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