Negotations are in progress to bring stage & screen star, Kathleen Turner to Florida's Coconut Grove Playhouse to play theatre & film icon, Tallulah Bankhead in Sandra Ryan Heyward's one-woman show, Tallulah!.
Asked about the Turner/Tallulah rumor, Turner's agency, In House Entertainment, told Playbill On-Line (Aug. 31) "nothing's signed, yet but talks are in progress".
Tallulah! with Turner premiered in July 1997 at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Sussex, England.
Turner made her Broadway debut, as a replacement in the long-running Albert Innaurato comedy, Gemini . Since then, she's been nominated for a Tony for her portrayal of "Maggie the Cat" in the 1990 revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and received acclaim for the 1995 production of Jean Cocteau's Indiscretions.
With her trademark husky voice, Turner came to Hollywood attention in the 1981 film "Body Heat," leading to sexy siren roles in films like "V.I. Warshawski", "The Man With Two Brains," "The Real Blonde" and "Prizzi's Honor." Other roles include "Serial Mom" and "Romancing the Stone". Turner received an Oscar nomination for her lead role in the Francis Ford Coppola 1986 film, "Peggy Sue Got Married". -- By Sean McGrath