LaPaglia helped usher in a Miller revival on Broadway with his powerful, Tony Award winning performance as a morally and emotionally confused Brooklyn longshoreman in the 1997 Roundabout Theatre Company staging of the play. Allison Janney and Brittany Murphy backed him up in that production.
According to Variety, LaPaglia gained permission from Miller to make a new film of the drama. An earlier movie version was directed by Sidney Lumet in 1961. Rob Fried will produce the new venture.
"We will keep it in its original period and shoot it in Red Hook, Brooklyn, which still looks remarkably the same as it did in the 1950s," Fried told Variety.