By Adam Hetrick
10 Aug 2012
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Previous reports state that Tony Award winner Scarlett Johansson will star as Maggie, with actors Chris Pine or Jeremy Renner in the running to play Brick. Official casting has not been announced.
The creative team is currently only seeking actors for the roles of Gooper and Mae. The latest casting notice indicates that rehearsals will begin in November under Ashford's direction.
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof will mark the director-choreographer's directorial debut of a non-musical production on Broadway. He is known for his work on How to Succeed in Business; Promises, Promises; as well as Evita; Curtains; and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Ashford previously staged A Streetcar Named Desire and Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse.
Thompson also produced the revival of A View From the Bridge, which featured Johansson in a Tony-winning performance as Catherine.