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Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz: 'Betrayal' Broadway Stars?

Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz: 'Betrayal' Broadway Stars?

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are reportedly set to work together for the first time as a married couple in the Broadway revival of the play Betrayal.

The 44-year-old actor would play “publisher Robert, whose wife Emma (Weisz) is having an affair with his friend, Jerry, a literary agent,” according to the Daily Mail.

Daniel previously starred on Broadway in the play A Steady Rain opposite Hugh Jackman back in 2009. This play would mark Rachel‘s Broadway debut, though she has done theatre on the West End.

WOULD YOU SEE Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in the play Betrayal?

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  • Anne

    Ah! I will see this!

  • eunice


  • Launa

    If it happens, I’m dead!!!!

  • Alex

    That’s a great idea. I APPROVED.

  • Kat

    Yes!!!!!! I strongly hope to realize MY dream!

  • Rachel Girl

    Sometimes Rachel hinted costarring with Daniel on Broadway. I didn’t expect it happens so soon, but now I’m really happy!

  • P

    Such a good role for her!! We will win a Tony no doubt and so will he!!

  • Leo

    What a talented couple! I hope it will go well. please, please, PLEASE!

  • Rie

    Happy to hear the amazing news at my lunch time. lol
    I really have the feeling of having a relaxed time after a long while!! ;)

  • Cash

    they’ve already worked together as a fictional married couple in dream house

  • Nina

    OMG. I happened to see Dream House with Daniel and Rachel on Sky Movies yesterday. He was ace and it was bloody brilliant and very moving movie I even had a little cry! Maybe I’m in the minority.. lol

  • Amy

    Hope it’ll happen! Let’s keep our fingers crossed :-)
    So do I. I felt it was extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and fears.

  • Sam

    Mike Nichols may direct? Wow!

  • Nina

    Yes, I thought it was as irrational and surreal as a dream, so I was overly emotional in an unreasoning visceral manner. I found it was more absurdly sad he lost everything..

  • Seth

    The moment I saw this headline, my breath was taken away. All I can say is that it needs to happen, seriously!!

  • Amy

    According to DM, they will appear together this fall in Betrayal. But hopefully Daniel will start filming Bond 24 around this fall, won’t he?

  • Monica

    Daniel showed outstanding talent in A STEADY RAIN on Broadway. If all goes well, I will see them too!
    Completely disappearing inside his character, Craig is superb. While Denny puffs himself up, Joey keeps his strength coiled; his body language is all guarded defensiveness. And while Denny is all talk and reckless action, Joey is reflective, wary and plagued by an all-seeing conscience. When the character articulates feelings he has kept hidden his entire adult life, Craig conveys both sorrow and release in a way that’s extremely moving.

  • Monica

    Characters Discussed – Betrayal by Harold Pinter

  • Elle

    Daniel and ”publisher” have some strong connections!

    ・Will Arterton
    ・Mikael Blomkvist

  • Mike

    Well, it’s the rumor from trashy Daily Mail. However, I may trust it a bit because Baz made a great hit — Naomie Harris was Miss Moneypenny. :D

  • Centro de desintoxicacion

    Cool couple!

  • Magda

    I can only wish I lived in the US. I’d love to see Daniel live on stage. He’s such a great actor, he’s nailed each role he’s played so far. Not to mention his macsulinity, of course. I know I’d have to pick my tongue up off the floor. ( I’m not sure if this expression is correct in this context, sorry if it isnt’, hope you know what I mean. ).

  • Chanel

    The effusive fans on this thread are some very, very strange people. OMG Enjoy them but don’t act like groupies.

  • Magda

    Why does it bother You at all? Why do you tell people how they should act? Why do you tell people how they should spend ttheir spare time? Maybe I want to act like a groupie, none of your business. Being judgemantal about those who post here is a bit strange…. If you don’t like it why are you here in the first place?
    Truly, etc…

  • Tom

    @Amy: No problem. It’s
    a limited run.

  • Just wanna

    NO….NO and hell NO…..Daniel belongs on the MOVIE screen…..goin back to Broadway will be like a million steps down for Daniel ……Please Daniel keep making movies NOT Broadway……

  • FAN

    I saw him in A Steady Rain, so I can’t wait…..but why oh why Broadway again?? Couldn’t he move his a** over to West End? LOL Would still mean some flying for me to see it, but not as long and as expensive….

  • Guinness

    1. My Dan will go with me if Rach is nekkid.
    B. I will go if Dan gets nekked. I dont want to see them break up so horribly… on stage.
    3. seriously, why this story? do they get back together on stage?
    4. Either do not have to work a day more for the rest of their lives… why this play.


    (Mendel–guess what i have been buying on my kindle? that’s right–Irsh Times!! it is loverly.)

  • Amy

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  • Monica

    @Chanel: Why are you in such a bad mood? Daniel and Rachel are talented actor, so it’s a normal/natural many people are so excited to see them performing Betrayal together.
    @Just wanna: You have a lack of knowledge of a stage for a play. Performing a play on a stage is never a step down. Many great actors love performing a play on Broadway — Philip Seymour Hoffman, Denzel Washington, Hugh Jackman, Jessica Chastain, Al Pacino, etc…. Daniel started his career as a stage actor, is hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation on stage. Maybe he wants to go back to the starting point and absorb new things if necessary.

  • Helena

    Broadway revival of the play Betrayal?
    BORING. simply boring. rachel weisz and daniel craig are behaving like 60 old years seniors and killing time with the play but not producing a baby ?? kinda weird marriage.

  • Premium

    WOULD YOU SEE Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in the play Betrayal?

  • FAN

    why would they want to have a kid?? they already have reproduced are both over 40 ….
    I’m soooo looking forward th see them on stage together, freeeking HOT!

  • Guinness

    I would like to see them in a DIFFERENT PLAY…not one where one of them has their heart being ripped apart. blaaag!
    so, what would i like to see them play?? hhhmmm….
    50 Shades of Grey. it should be on Broadway, si??????????? with Dan as the lead?? and—— just Dan. And me, Guinness…and wait,
    I guess it would be time to wake up and go to work then…

    ah, anyway, has this been confirmed yet peoples? where’s Fio? Mendel?? Mendel? Is this on his schedule somewhere?

    ~~ And no, we, in the middle of New Hampshire did NOT get any snow… it is some kind of weather anomaly–vortex gone wrong or something, cuz we have 4 inches of snow in our yard, and everywhere around us got over 10 inches. stinks. i like it. ho hum.
    sweet dreams o Dan Greayyyyy

  • Armani

    @Chanel: The Daniel & Rachel haters on this thread are some very, very VERY strange people. Odd they ALWAYS check them out.
    They type “Daniel Craig” into the search text box every time, find his thread EVERY TIME. LOL
    Sadly they get mad or upset when they see people love the couple then. LMAO
    Why bother coming to his thread for getting a shock? *smh* OMG enjoy your lonely life, but don’t act like a masochist.

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  • Rie

    @FAN: Same here!! My old pal saw ASR 4 times with NY tour, and met him. He bought me the playbill and ASR’s key holder. Betrayal’ll be sold out soon. Wonder if they will sell the DVD recording the play..

  • Rie

    @Mendes Salutes Daniel: I think Mendes acted as spokesman for us, as if it had represented us (our true feelings).

  • Fan

    I doubt there will be a DVD release.
    They didn’t do it with ASR and this was the hell of a profitable play. I’m pretty sure it would have sold very very well, it had freaking Wolverine and sexy Bond LOL

  • Magda


    50 shades of Grey? Would you really want to see Daniel in such poor, crappy, amateurish fiction? He’s too good for such graphomaniac nonsense for immature and “not-so- well-read” teenagers.

  • Mendel

    Hi Guinness

    had a bit of mad week – all work and no play – but now can relax…
    I seemed to have missed an awful lot on here!

    “I will go if Dan gets nekked”

    Can he get nekkid in the West End instead please ;) Broadway is so far away!

    “50 Shades of Grey. it should be on Broadway, si??????????? with Dan as the lead?? and—— just Dan. And me, Guinness…and wait
    I guess it would be time to wake up and go to work then… ”

    Dan in his birthday suit with leathers and whips…what a nice thought *grin*

    “everywhere around us got over 10 inches. stinks. i like it. ho hum.”

    Guess what we have here…rain, rain, rain, rain, rain…

    I was watching the BAFTAs on TV and kept looking out for Dan – but he mustn’t have come. However, it wasn’t mentioned that he was there or not there, yes, Mendes mentioned him in his acceptance speech, but otherwise it was as if he didn’t exist. Odd…
    Judy got huge applause from the audience when they showed her in Skyfall as part of her nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She was definitely the audience’s choice!

  • Amy

    I’m positive Daniel and Rachel will be still the hottest couple in their 60s! :)

  • Fan

    @Amy: I still would like to see them on stage NOW. Not that I doubt they will be freaking hot in their 60s. It’s just that I fear I will be too old to fly over to see them on stage in 20 years from now. But maybe they’ll come back to good old England when the kid is old enough and set the stage on fire in London! LOL

  • Fio

    Aww Judi’s reaction was kinda cute! And… Well said, Mendes! Bravo!!

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  • Fio
  • Fio

    Hi, Mendel
    Yeah, Daniel wasn’t there. BAFTAs snubbed Daniel/Mendes completely, so he kicked their as*. lol
    Hi, Guinness
    So did you get Skyfall’s Blu-ray already? :)

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  • Mike

    I pre-ordered the steelbook + 8 poster cards at Amazon. fr. But I’m not sure I can wait for 20 days!

  • Guinness

    woah, woah! It comes out the 18th…right Fio? No, I dont have blu-ray. Not sure why yet. There is a slight different “movie experience”, but hell, I watch for the intellectual stimulation, not the action and loud sequences!! *uh, huh* I am getting it–regular style. wow. that is provocative… leading into my next point to Mendel… !!!!!!
    It is odd about what you said “odd” about. He must be somewhere warm with wife. Oh!! are you gonna watch her Oz performance? My girls want to go see it…we probly will.
    And sorry about the rain–we are now getting rain. but that mixes withthe snow, and it is cold on the ground–so it makes for black ice which makes it fun driving to work every day. so, rain or snow–I would love to be over there regardless of the weather…so consider yourself coveted!!!
    A bottle of red made me sleepy— happy v-day if Dan forgets you Mendel… so you can tell him Guinness said it first!! cheers!
    I liked what Mendes said about Dan… the role of Bond is always taken for granted… tru dat. It made me think: do actors win because of the terrific jump they made artistically as an individual OR because the role was a terrific jump from reality as the viewers thought it could be. ie. is the role or the actor the winner?
    If it is how far the actor went for a particular role, i would say Dan should win awards, hands down. (or hands on…).
    The role of Bond should not win, because the character personality is not well liked–just dreamed about.
    oh forget it. I thought I had it… too cerebral for the night dreams of Dan,.. ciao!