The film will feature a screenplay and direction by Bill Condon, who adapted Kander and Ebb's Chicago for the screen. At a recent press junket for "Chicago," which hits screen in the U.S. Dec. 27, Condon told PBOL about his upcoming project: "I'm actually going to direct a script that I've written and been trying — been flogging for a couple of years now — on Alfred Kinsey, the sex researcher. We start prepping that in January with Liam Neeson as Kinsey and Laura Linney as his wife. It's a kind of exciting movie about sex, so hopefully will people will relate to it." In 1948 Kinsey shocked the world with his study of male sexuality. Ian McKellen and Chris O'Donnell are also expected to star in Condon's film; Francis Coppola and Gail Mutrux are producing the movie, which will be released by United Artists. Condon's other film credits include the award winning "Gods and Monsters" as well as "Strange Behavior" and "Strange Invaders."
Laura Linney and Liam Neeson both received Tony nominations this past season for their work in The Crucible. Neeson was also Tony nommed for his Broadway debut in Anna Christie, and he followed that success with The Judas Kiss. Linney's other Broadway credits include roles in The Seagull, Hedda Gabler, Holiday, Honour and Uncle Vanya.