Will Katie Holmes Make Broadway Debut in Lithgow All My Sons?

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Variety and London's Daily Mail report that screen actress Katie Holmes, who is also the wife of three-time Oscar nominee Tom Cruise, is currently in negotiations to star in the upcoming Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons.

Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes

John Lithgow will star in the 1947 play, which will likely be directed by Simon McBurney, the British director who is the founder and artistic director of Complicite. Erik Falkenstein is attached as producer of the forthcoming revival.

All My Sons tells the story of a man who hastily sold defective airplane parts to the Army, which caused the crafts to crash and kill 21 men. His crime, which he long had deflected by blaming his business partner, comes back to light as his son plans to wed the partner's daughter.

Lithgow will play the family patriarch. Dianne Wiest would be cast as his wife, with Holmes as "a woman who visits the family of the missing pilot she loved," according to Variety.

All My Sons earned 1947 Tony Awards for author Miller and director Elia Kazan. That production starred Ed Begley and Karl Malden. The play was later adapted for the screen in 1948 featuring Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster. A 1987 revival was presented at the John Golden Theatre starring Richard Kiley.

Katie Holmes has been seen on screen in "Batman Begins," "Disturbing Behavior," "Teaching Mrs. Tingle," "Pieces of April" and "Dawson's Creek." All My Sons would mark the actress' Broadway debut.

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