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Oh, Esposito and Tenney Complete 'RABBIT HOLE' Film Casting

Oh, Esposito and Tenney Complete 'RABBIT HOLE' Film Casting

Variety is reporting that Sandra Oh, Giancarlo Esposito and Jon Tenney will join Aaron Eckhart, Tammy Blanchard, Oscar winner Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller and Nicole Kidman in the big screen adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway play "Rabbit Hole."

John Cameron Mitchell is directing and Kidman will produce through her Fox-based Blossom Films .

Mitchell wrote and starred in the Off-Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, for which he won an Obie Award. He directed the film adaptation for which he received the Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival and a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor. He was executive producer of Jonathan Caouette's documentary Tarnation (2004). His last film was Shortbus (2006), and he has directed music videos for Scissor Sisters and Bright Eyes. He adapted and directed Tennessee Williams' Kingdom of Earth for the Drama Dept Theater Company, of which he is a founding member. To read the full Variety article click here.

Cynthia Nixon originated the lead role on Broadway and Amy Ryan played the role in a Los Angeles production. Nixon received a Tony Award for her performance.

Press notes give insight into the origin of the play, RABBIT HOLE as "David Lindsay-Abaire had become known as the author of a series of successful absurdist comedies. Yet, he wanted to depart from that comfortable style and challenge himself to write a naturalistic play. Searching for a subject, he remembered what his playwriting teacher, Marsha Norman, had told him once, "if you want to write a good play, write about the thing that frightens you most in the world." It took years, and becoming a dad, for him to understand her advice. "When my son, Nicholas, was three years old, we heard a really sad story about friends of friends whose child had died very suddenly," he said. "Hearing that story, I put myself in the shoes of the parents. I thought, ‘This is what Marsha Norman is talking about.'


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