Hit Paris Play Based on "Full Monty" Lets it Go in Fist Fight; Closes Show Early

News   Hit Paris Play Based on "Full Monty" Lets it Go in Fist Fight; Closes Show Early Ladies Night, France's Moliere-winning play version of the film, "The Full Monty," has closed, thanks to an Aug. 25 off-stage fist fight between actors Pierre Cosso and Christian Mulot, the French newspaper France-Soir reports.

Ladies Night, France's Moliere-winning play version of the film, "The Full Monty," has closed, thanks to an Aug. 25 off-stage fist fight between actors Pierre Cosso and Christian Mulot, the French newspaper France-Soir reports.

Ladies Night was to have run through Sept. 15 at Paris' Comedia Theatre.

Cosso, whose American film credits include "An American Werewolf in Paris," stars in the Anthony MacCarten, Stephen Sinclair and Jacques Collard comedy as Manu, the leader of a group of unemployed men who decide to strip to make some money. Mulot ("Green Card," "Madeline") plays Steph.

According to reports, Mulot could hear an actor, standing backstage, talking loudly over his onstage monologue. During the scene change that followed, he punched Cosso, breaking the other actor's nose.

Cosso was told that he could not work for 12 days. He has filed a suit against Mulot. Ladies Night, a huge hit and 2001 Moliere winner for Best Comedy, also featured Lisette Malidor, Manuel Blanc, Jean-Pierre Durand, Benoît Giros, Jean-Pierre Loustau, Jean-Pierre Martial and Gérard Touratier.

— By Christine Ehren