Breaking News: Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in Talks to Star in BETRAYAL on Broadway
According to the Daily Mail, Bond star Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are in talks to star on Broadway in Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL for a limited run this fall.
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Craig would play the role of 'Robert', a publisher whose wife Emma (Weisz) is having an affair with his literary agent friend, Jerry.
Mike Nichols, who helmed last year's Broadway revival of Death Of A Salesman, is being considered to direct the play. Casting for the part of Jerry has yet to be announced.
Pinter's BETRAYAL was written in 1978 and was inspired by the playwright's own affair with BBC Television's Joan Bakewell. The play was first produced that year by the National Theatre, starring Penelope Wilton, Michael Gambon and Daniel Massey and directed by Peter Hall. Trevor Nunn then directed a 1998 revival starring Douglas Hodge, Imogen Stubbs and Anthony Calf. In 2007, the Donmar Warehouse revived the piece featuring Toby Stephens, Samuel West and Dervla Kirwan. Most recently, the West End's Comedy Theatre hosted Ian Rickson's production of BETRAYAL, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles.
The first Broadway production of BETRAYAL played the Trafalgar Theatre in 1980, with Raul Julia, Blythe Danner and Roy Scheider, followed by a 2000 revival featuring Juliette Binoche, Live Schreiber and John Slattery. BETRAYAL has also been seen in Australia, Hong Kong and Italy, as well as many regional theaters around the world. It received the 1979 Olivier Award for Best New Play.
BETRAYAL would be Weisz's Broadway debut. She has appeared in the West End in 2009's A Streetcar Named Desire. Weisz's film credits include the upcoming Oz the Great and Powerful, The Bourne Legacy, Dream House, The Lovely Bones, Definitely, Maybe, The Fountain, Constantine, About a Boy, The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, Beautiful Creatures and more.
Craig, star of the latest Bond flick Skyfall, was last seen onstage in 2009's A Steady Rain alongside Hugh Jackman. Craig has also appeared on the big screen in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Dream House, Quantum of Solace, The Golden Compass, Casino Royale, Road to Perdition, Elizabeth and many more.
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