By Michael Gioia
27 Aug 2012
|Photo by Photo by Brigitte Lacombe|
Here are some reader responses followed by our own commentary:
Three-time Academy Award winner Streep, who is also set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County, has yet to play opposite Rickman, the notable film actor who was recently seen on Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's Seminar. "Adam's Rib," the 1949 film starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, would be the perfect vehicle for the couple. The plot pits happily married lawyers, who would be played by Rickman and Streep, against each other in the courtroom. Rickman and Streep are known for portraying power-hungry roles — a battle of the sexes between the two would be quite entertaining. Anne Heche and Adam Arkin starred in a live radio adaptation of "Adam's Rib" in October 2003 in Los Angeles, but the work has never seen Broadway.Continued...