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Scarlett Johansson: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Broadway Star!

Scarlett Johansson: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Broadway Star!

It’s official: Scarlett Johansson will be returning to Broadway in the revival of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof!

The 27-year-old actress will star as Maggie in the Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer classic, according to Deadline.

Also starring in the revival will be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter actor Benjamin Walker as Brick, along with Debra Monk as Big Mama and Ciarán Hinds as Big Daddy.

Famed Broadway director Rob Ashford is set to stage the production.

The production will hit the stage for previews on December 18, with an official opening on January 17.

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# 1

this is just awful, though Hinds is a great choice.

# 2

nothing will ever beat the 1958 film version of that scarlett is bound to ruin the role of Maggie and that actor will ruin brick Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman were the best. scarlett is only good in laytex a horseriding outfit or a waitresses outfit other than that shes not a great actress

# 3

one of my favorite movies!

# 4

I hope these two dont “fall in love” :/

# 5

good for her!

# 6
sweetness @ 09/20/2012 at 3:04 pm

OMG! Ruin a classic why don’t you.

# 7

The guy is no Paul Newman…

# 8

There are so many talented theater actors who deserve to be on Broadway. She bought another play for herself, but she won’t be able to buy another Tony.

# 9
Black-Dahlia @ 09/20/2012 at 4:16 pm

oh no, it was supposed be J. Renner!

Renner knows a turkey when he sees it. If only ScarJo’s talent matched her massive ego and connections.

No! no no no no no no no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ScarJo is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. Why do people hate her so much?

She’s lovely and all, but she’s either boring or awkwardly trying way too hard in most of her roles. I dunno. I still feel inclined to like her when I see her because she was such a great kid actor in stuff like Manny & Lo, but she never lived up to her potential past her breakout year when she did Lost in Translation. She hasn’t been good in anything for almost 10 years, and she’s at her worst when she tries to pull off big personalities like Cat.

I get that Broadway lowers their standards for “name” actors, but she doesn’t really put butts in seats on her own so I wonder how this will do. I did see her on Broadway already, and even though she was handed a Tony, it really wasn’t earned. Onstage she overacts in a way that SCREAMS high school while also not managing to pull off a convincing variety of emotions. She’s not a very nuanced performer.

Black-Dahlia @ 09/21/2012 at 4:42 am

@Liliya: I can’t agree with you. She was fantastic in ‘Match Point’ and good in ‘Scoop’. Her roles in th 2006-2010 didn’t really require any special acting skills from her and they bomb. She was convincing enough in ‘The Black Dahlia’ but the script and execution was a mess so the movie bombed. She isn’t the best actress in the world but I wouldn’t exaggerate about her lacking talent.

Black-Dahlia @ 09/21/2012 at 5:51 am

@XxXxX: Exactly because of that.

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