Brendan Fraser and Kristin Scott Thomas to Star in LaBute's "Seconds of Pleasure" Film

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Brendan Fraser and Kristin Scott Thomas have signed on to star in "Seconds of Pleasure," a new film by Tony Award-nominated Reasons to Be Pretty playwright Neil LaBute.

Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser

Deadline.com reports that Fraser, who briefly appeared in Elling on Broadway this past fall, and Thomas (The Seagull, "The English Patient") are confirmed to co-star in the film. Colin Firth and Ed Harris are also considering roles in the picture.

LaBute's similarly-titled short play, A Second of Pleasure, was first presented as part of Summer Shorts 3 in New York City in 2009. Andrew McCarthy directed the two-actor play that featured Margaret Colin and Victor Slezak. Early press notes read: "A couple head off for a romantic weekend — or do they?" "Seconds of Pleasure" is also the title of LaBute's 2004 short story collection.

LaBute's plays include Reasons to Be Pretty, New Testament, Helter Skelter, Second of Pleasure, The Distance From Here, In a Dark Dark House, Autobahn, bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, and the films "In the Company of Men," "Your Friends and Neighbors," "Nurse Betty," "Possession" and "Wicker Man."

LaBute's The Break of Noon, which premiered Off-Broadway this fall, will begin performances at the Geffen Playhouse Jan 25. His play Fat Pig will arrive on Broadway with Dane Cook, Josh Hamilton and Julia Stiles this spring at the Belasco Theatre.

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