The actress, who stars in this year’s Oscar-winning Best Picture, “Chicago,” will bring the stage play Getting and Spending to the silver screen under her Milkwood Films banner. The Hollywood Reporter says that the film will be co-produced by Milkwood Films, Pathe Pictures and Starboard Entertainment. About the project, Zeta-Jones told the industry paper, “I have had a longtime interest in the material and am looking forward to its fruition.” A romantic comedy set in Kentucky and New York, Michael J. Chepiga’s play concerns a woman accused of insider trading. The work played Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre Oct. 25, 1998-Nov. 29, 1998. Under the direction of John Tillinger, the cast included Linda Purl, David Rasche, MacIntyre Dixon, Jack Gilpin, Deirdre Lovejoy, Debra Mooney and Derek Smith.
Born in Wales, Catherine Zeta-Jones starred in the West End production of "42nd Street" before landing a role in the hit Yorkshire TV program "The Darling Buds of May." She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in "Traffic," and her other screen credits include roles in "America's Sweethearts," "The Mask of Zorro" and "Entrapment." Zeta Jones was awarded an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Velma Kelly in the Rob Marshall-directed “Chicago”