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Trailer: Dustin Hoffman Makes Directorial Debut with 'Quartet'

It's hard to believe in this day and age when actors transition from being in front of the lens to behind it so frequently that Dustin Hoffman is making his directorial debut at the tender age of 75.

Granted he received an uncredited mention for 1978's Straight Time, but if we're talking officially credited releases, it's this year's dramedy Quartet starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Billy Connelly.

Yes, those first two actors are reuniting after Harry Potter. Smith played Professor McGonagall and Gambon stepped in to play Dumbledore following the death of Richard Harris.

Quartet is set in a home for retired opera singers where the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of the ex-wife of one of the residents, who happens to be a major diva.

The film comes out on December 28 in New York and Los Angeles, with other cities to follow in the new year.

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