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"Fatal Attraction," "Strangers" Hit The Stage

By Garth Franklin Friday September 20th 2013 03:36PM

Two thriller classics are being adapted for the London stage.

Sir Trevor Nunn will direct a stage version of the Oscar nominated 1987 infidelity thriller "Fatal Attraction".

James Dearden is penning the new adaptation of the Adrian Lyne film which starred Michael Douglas as a married lawyer who engages in a brief affair, only for the other woman (Glenn Close) to stalk his family after he calls it off.

Casting has yet to be announced. No word as yet if the bunny boiler scene makes it into the stage version which opens in March.

The other project is a new adaptation of "Talent Mr. Ripley" author Patricia Highsmith's acclaimed novel "Strangers on a Train" which became the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie.

Jack Huston and Laurence Fox will star as the two strangers who meet on a train where one posits the idea of them 'swapping murders'.

When one doesn't go through with it, the other begins wreaking a nightmare of blackmail and psychological torment. Miranda Raison and Imogen Stubbs also star.

James Bond series producer Barbara Broccoli will produce this new version which will open in November. Robert Allan Ackerman will direct the production.

Source: BBC

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