Scarlett Johansson to Star in Revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The 27-year-old is in talks to play Maggie in the Tennessee Williams classsic.
Two leading actors in contention for the role of the alcoholic Brick are Johansson’s Avengers co-star Jeremy Renner, and Chris Pine, who just wrapped the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek. The remaining roles of Big Daddy, Big Mama et al, have yet to finalized and announced.
Johansson is no stranger to The Great White Way, having garnered a Tony Award in 2010, for her debut in A View From The Bridge. Perhaps that’s why legendary Broadway producer, Stuart Thompson (who incidentally produced A View) is so eager to reunite with her in this revival.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is scheduled to premiere with all its sultry, Southern charm on Broadway in the spring of 2013.