Columnist Michael Riedel purports the veteran actor of stage and screen has been offered the lead in a Broadway-bound revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons.
According to the daily, producer Emanuel Azenberg is interested in producing the 1947 play. Azenberg could not be reached at press time.
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, now comes back to light as his son plans to wed the partner's daughter.
The work earned the Tony Award in 1947 for Elia Kazan's Broadway staging starring Ed Begley and Karl Malden. The play was later adapted for the screen in 1948 featuring Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster.
Len Cariou, Neil Patrick Harris and Laurie Metcalf headlined the Geffen Playhouse production in Los Angeles earlier this year. The Post, however, claims the London National Theatre production — which was director by Howard Davies in 2000 — that would come to Broadway. Redford — known for his film work and founding the Sundance Film Festival — has also appeared on the Broadway stage in Sunday in New York, Little Moon of Alban, The Highest Tree and Tall Story.