Mike Nichols May Direct Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in Broadway Revival of Betrayal
By Adam Hetrick
Daniel Craig and Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz could become entangled lovers in a Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's time-bending drama Betrayal — staged by Tony and Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols — this fall, according to the Daily Mail.
Weisz would portray Emma, who is having an affair with her husband's best friend. Craig would portray Robert, her husband. Potential casting for the role of the friend, Jerry, was not reported.
The Daily Mail also reports that Weisz has been considering a revival of David Hare's Plenty for next season Off-Broadway at the Public Theater.
Nichols recently staged the celebrated Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman.
Craig ("Skyfall," "GoldenEye," "Casino Royale," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") last appeared on Broadway in A Steady Rain. Betrayal would mark Weisz's Broadway debut. Her films include "Oz the Great and Powerful," "The Bourne Legacy," "The Constant Gardener" and "The Shape of Things."
Pinter's 1978 drama travels in reverse dramatic order as it explores a hidden love affair. It premiered on Broadway in 1979 with Blythe Danner, Raul Julia and Roy Schneider. A 2000 revival featured Juliette Binoche, Liev Schreiber and John Slattery.
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