Arterton will play Hilde Wangel, a bewitching young woman who arrives at architect Halvard Solness' house to collect a decade-old debt, and breathes new life into his professional pride. But as he completes his architectural masterpiece, will she be his ultimate downfall?
Arterton made her West End debut earlier this year in The Little Dog Laughed at the Garrick Theatre. She made her film debut in "St Trinian's" as Head Girl Kelly Jones and went on to play Bond girl Strawberry Fields in "Quantum of Solace" as well as roles in "Clash of the Titans" and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." On stage she has also been seen as Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. On television she played Elizabeth Bennett in "Lost in Austen" and Tess in "Tess of the d'Urbervilles."
Dillane was last seen at the Almeida in his one-man production of Macbeth, directed by Travis Preston, who reprises directorial duties here. He can currently be seen at the Old Vic in Sam Mendes' productions of The Tempest and As You Like It as part of The Bridge Project 2010. Other theatre work includes Hamlet at the Gielgud Theatre and The Real Thing for the Donmar Warehouse (subsequently transferring to the West End and Broadway).
Further casting is still to be announced.
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