Kline, Pfeiffer Plan Updated Film of Midsummer Night's Dream

By Rebecca Paller
February 25, 1998

Although contracts have yet to be signed, a March 30 start date has been projected for an updated film version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, and British stage and film (My Best Friend's Wedding) actor Rupert Everett, as reported Feb. 2 in Variety.



Although contracts have yet to be signed, a March 30 start date has been projected for an updated film version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, and British stage and film (My Best Friend's Wedding) actor Rupert Everett, as reported Feb. 2 in Variety.

Sources close to the production, which will shoot partly in Tuscany, say that Greg Jbara (Victor/Victoria, Damn Yankees) has been tapped for the role of Tom Snout.

Kline has many Broadway credits including The Pirates of Penzance, On the Twentieth Century and the recently concluded Ivanov.

Kline's Hamlet was produced at the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1989. Pfeiffer appeared in NYSF's Central Park production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as Olivia that same year.

Michael Hoffman (One Fine Day, which co-starred Pfeiffer and "ER" doc George Clooney) will direct the film for the small Fox Searchlight studio; Hoffman is also writing the contemporary adaptation.