Spinning's Davis Up For Proof Sister Role for Miramax Film

News   Spinning's Davis Up For Proof Sister Role for Miramax Film Actress Hope Davis is up for the role of the older sister Claire, opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in the Miramax Films screen adaptation of David Auburn's Proof, according The Hollywood Reporter.

Davis played in the Lincoln Center Theatre staging of Rebecca Gilman's Spinning Into Butter. The actress is currently starring in the films "American Splendor" and "The Secret Lives of Dentists." Other credits include Ivanov and Two Shakespearean Actors on Broadway as well as the films "About Schmidt," "Mumford," "The Myth of Fingerprints" and "The Daytrippers."

Shooting is scheduled to being this fall on the David Auburn Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play under the direction of John Madden. Rebecca Miller reportedly rewrote the script from Auburn's screenplay for the project, which is being produced by Hart Sharp Productions.

Paltrow will reprise the role of Catherine which she played at London's Donmar Warehouse under the direction of Madden. The actress won an Academy Award for her work in "Shakespeare in Love" and has appeared in "Emma," "Great Expectations" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley."

Anthony Hopkins is in talks to take on the role of mathematical genius and father. Jake Gyllenhaal is under consideration for the role of the protégé and admirer of a math professor who falls for his mentor's daughter. A Miramax spokesperson only confirmed Paltrow's involvement.

Proof opened on Broadway on Oct. 24, 2000 following a run at Off-Broadway's Manhattan Theatre Club. The play went on to win the year's top prizes — the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Mary-Louise Parker, who won a Tony Award for her performance, starred opposite Ben Shenkman, Larry Bryggman and Johanna Day.

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