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Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham Round Out Michael Mayer's Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULL

Filming is underway in New York City for Tony-winning director Michael Mayer's big screen version of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, adapted by playwright Stephen Karam. And the full cast is set!

Deadline writes that Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham have joined the project, which stars previously announced Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, and Billy Howle. Also in the company are Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler and Michael Zegen.

SPRING AWAKENING and AMERICAN IDIOT producer Tom Hulce has also signed on to produce.

"The Seagull feels as contemporary and vibrant now as it must have 100 years ago," Ulce said in a statement. "We are thrilled to have such an extraordinary group of artists both in front of and behind the camera to tell this story of dreams passionately pursued, establishment versus avant-garde, the yearning to be significant, the seduction of celebrity, and most importantly about love. So much love."

THE SEAGULL is a play by Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov, written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. THE SEAGULL is generally considered to be the first of his four major plays. It dramatises the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the symbolist playwright Konstantin Tréplev.

Moss, known for her roles in MAD MEN and her Tony Award-nominated performance in the Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, has the indie film THE FREE WORLD, as well as QUEEN OF EARTH, MEADOWLAND, HIGH RISE, TRUTH and METANOIA in the queue.

Two-time Tony Award winner Dennehy just appeared off-Broadway opposite Nathan Lane in THE ICEMAN COMETH and in last year's Broadway revival of LOVE LETTERS. Among his past Broadway credits are DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, INHERIT THE WIND, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, DEATH OF A SALESMAN and TRANSLATIONS.

Winningham last starred on Broadway on CASA VALENTINA and PICNIC, as well as off-Broadway's TRIBES and 10 MILLION MILES. She received an Oscar nomination for GEORGIA and won Emmy Awards for the TV movies AMBER WAVES and GEORGE WALLACE.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride




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