Elizabeth Olsen has committed to play Shakespeare’s most tragic romantic heroine in Romeo and Juliet in an Off Broadway production that will launch Classic Stage Company’s 2013-14 season in the fall.
The Romeo playing opposite Olsen’s Juliet has not yet been named, but CSC anticipates announcing additional cast, creative team and exact dates for the production in the coming weeks.
While Olsen has previously understudied stage roles in New York, this will be her first time originating a major part.
A Sundance favorite since her breakthrough performance in 2011 in Martha Marcy May Marlene, Olsen debuted two new films in Park City in January, Kill Your Darlings and Very Good Girls. Next up, she has Spike Lee’s American remake of the Korean cult hit Old Boy, and the title role in Therese, based on the Emile Zola novel Therese Raquin.
Located in New York’s East Village, CSC has become a major draw for name actors wanting to exercise their classical theater chops in innovative productions. Among those who have recently appeared onstage at the intimate venue are Ethan Hawke, Joely Richardson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Christina Ricci, Bebe Neuwirth, F. Murray Abraham, Dianne Wiest, John Turturro and Alan Cumming.
CSC is currently running a well reviewed small-scale revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Passion, through April 14. Next up for the company in May is Christopher Lloyd in Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, featuring a new score by Duncan Sheik.
Juliette Binoche is in negotiations to join the cast of Legendary’s “Godzilla” reboot.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are also in negotiations to star with Gareth Edwards directing.
Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce along with Mary Parent, who helped produce “Pacific Rim” for Legendary.
Character descriptions, along with other plot details, are under wraps for now. Warner Bros. will handle distribution.
While in London Lizzie attended the Elle Style Awards yesterday. She looked stunning as usual. Photos of the arrivals and the press room have been added to our gallery, once again thanks to Nicole!
On Sunday evening Lizzie attended the BAFTAs where she was nominated for the Rising Star award. Unfortunately she did not win it, Juno Temple did, but it was still great to see her there! She looked stunning in a Chanel dress! Photos of the arrivals and the after party have been added to our gallery thanks to Nicole!
Yesterday Lizzie looked stunning at the Cher Coulter Capsule Collection For AG Event during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Some photos have been added to the gallery with hopefully more to follow soon!
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Earlier today Lizzie and her Very Good Girls co-stars did two portrait sessions which I’ve added to the gallery!