As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, Scarlett Johansson has plans to return to Broadway. The actress made her Broadway debut in 2010's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, for which she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, and is eyeing a revival of Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.
"I'm close to making a deal on it," the actress tells Variety today. "I cannot wait absolutely to get to it. I'm exhilarated, I'm terrified, but I think in a good way."
Her film credits include "The Horse Whisperer," "Lost in Translation," "Girl with a Pearl Earring," "The Black Dahlia," "The Other Boleyn Girl" and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." She was most recently seen on the big screen in last year's "We Bought a Zoo" and will be seen in "The Avengers," set for a May 4 release.
The Pulitzer Prize winning CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, written by Tennessee Williams in 1955, tells the story of the 65th birthday of wealthy southern patriarch Big Daddy Pollitt, who is unknowingly dying of cancer, and his sons Gooper and Brick who have arrived on the scene of the family's Mississippi plantation in hopes of inching closer to their $10 million inheritance. As Brick descends into alcoholism following the death of a college friend, his fragile relationship with his wife Maggie continues to crumble, and the lies and illusion become too much for the family to bear.
Johansson's "The Avengers" co-star, Jeremy Renner, was also reported to have been in talks for the production. No official dates have yet been announced.