Madonna May Film Up for Grabs

News   Madonna May Film Up for Grabs

One of the trends in twenty-first century theatre has been turning films into plays and musicals — The Graduate and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are two notable examples.

Now it seems as if this trend may be reversed — or at least come full circle, with reports in the Daily Mail that Madonna is keen to star in a film version of David Williamson's play Up for Grabs, in which she is starring at Wyndham's Theatre.

The play has been a good vehicle for her first foray onto the stage for many years, and enabled her to join the growing list of Hollywood stars appearing in the West End.

It is thought that a number of high-profile actresses — including Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Julia Roberts — might be interested in a film of Up for Grabs. Nothing has been decided yet, however, and Madonna's legion of fans certainly must hope that she will take the play from the stage to the screen. After all, she gave a stunning performance as Eva Peron in the film version of Evita, and even though her performance at Wyndham's has had mixed reviews, the camera clearly loves her.

—By Paul Webb Theatrenow