Will Renée Zellweger Star in The Hustler On Broadway?

News   Will Renée Zellweger Star in The Hustler On Broadway?
Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger is planning to star in a Broadway stage adaptation of Walter Tevis' 1959 novel "The Hustler," according to Deadline.com.

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Screenwriter Anthony Tambakis ("Warrior") is penning the stage adaptation that will be directed by Gavin O'Connor ("Tumbleweeds," "Warrior"). Zellweger and Tambakis are also collaborating on the film "4 1/2 Minutes," which the actress will direct and star in.

"The Hustler," which centers on an ambitious pool shark and the doomed woman who loves him, was adapted into a 1961 film starring Paul Newman and Piper Laurie.

Dates of production for The Hustler have not been revealed. Zellweger will begin shooting "4 1/2" minutes in New York in February 2013.

Zellweger earned an Oscar for "Cold Mountain." She was Academy Award-nominated for playing Roxie Hart in "Chicago" and for her work in "Bridget Jones' Diary."

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