Millie's Mayer Lines Up Next Screen Deal; Bening to Star

News   Millie's Mayer Lines Up Next Screen Deal; Bening to Star Michael Mayer, currently represented on Broadway with the revival of Arthur Miller's After the Fall, has signed on to direct the new film "Under My Skin."

Michael Mayer
Michael Mayer

This would mark the director's second silver-screen project — his motion-picture directorial debut, "A Home at the End of the World," hits screens this month starring Colin Farrell. "Under My Skin," based on Catherine Butterfield's play, concerns the relationship between a free-spirited divorcee and her neighbor, a conservative young girl. Annette Bening, Oscar-nominated for her work in "American Beauty," is set to play the divorcee in the film, which features a screenplay by Butterfield.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Under My Skin" will be produced by Jinks/Cohen's Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen and Atlantic Streamline's Marco Weber.

Michael Mayer received Tony nominations for Best Director for his work on A View From the Bridge; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and the Tony-winning Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. His other Broadway credits include An Almost Holy Picture, Uncle Vanya, The Lion in Winter, Side Man and Triumph of Love. Off-Broadway, Mayer has directed The Credeaux Canvas, Stupid Kids, Baby Anger, Antigone in New York and View of the Dome.

Annette Bening made her Broadway debut in Coastal Disturbances, earning a Theatre World Award and a Tony nomination for her performance. She was Oscar-nominated for her work in "The Grifters" and "American Beauty," and her other screen credits include "What Planet Are You From?," "In Dreams," "The Siege," "Mars Attacks!," "The American President," "Richard III," "Love Affair," "Bugsy," "Regarding Henry," "Guilty by Suspicion," "Postcards from the Edge," "Valmont" and "The Great Outdoors."

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