Film Star Project Hitting The Boards
BREAKING NEWS: In a timely blend of political themes and theater news, Playbill reports that Broadway star John Gallagher Jr. has been picked to star in the upcoming Atlantic Theater production of the play Farragut North. A year or so back, Michael Riedel of the New York Post reported Jake Gyllenhaal was considering the project. Either way, the play has star attention. According to Variety, George Clooney has been eyeing the play to possibly direct and produce a film version of the script starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The political play from Beau Willimon follows an idealistic, young press secretary working on a presidential campaign. Willimon actually did work on the Howard Dean campaign in 2004. The show will directed by superman Doug Hughes and will run October 22 - November 29.
-Broadway Magazine, www.Broadway.tv
Photo: Actors Brad Pitt (L) and George Clooney (R) attend the Burn After Reading photocall during the 65th Venice Film Festival held at the Piazzale del Casino on August 27, 2008 in Venice, Italy. Pimentel/WireImage.com