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."