Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener Join Forces For 'Frank or Francis'

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Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener have no problem getting cast for their looks or talent, but when they're looking to score a little strange, there's only one man for the job: Charlie Kaufman.

Winslet and Keener, who have both been nominated for Oscars for their work in Kaufman-penned films "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Being John Malkovich," respectively, are reportedly pairing up with the writer/director for his latest ode to odd.

NY Mag reports that the veteran actresses will join Steve Carell, Jack Black, Kevin Kline, and Nicolas Cage in the offbeat musical comedy, both penned and directed by Kaufman, about a director (Carell) who develops a fascination with a message board commenter (Black) who routinely trashes his movies.

Perhaps the most important casting choice, however, is giving Nicolas Cage another chance to play a character that doesn't punch women, predict Armageddon based on a kid's science project or, you know, have his head on fire for half the movie.

While it already sounds like an awesomely weird little piece of heaven, the true test of Kaufman's greatness lies in whether or not he can get Nick Cage back in his receding red afro from "Adaptation," but we're betting optimistically on this one.