A film adaptation of Adam Rapp’s play Red Light Winter will go before the cameras in 2012 starring Kirsten Dunst and Mark Ruffalo, according to Deadline.com. An IMDB.com entry for the forthcoming movie also lists Tony winner Billy Crudup as a cast member. Rapp will write the screenplay; no director or release date has been announced.
Red Light Winter will be produced by Scott Rudin in partnership with his protégés Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy, the young team behind Beginnners, starring Oscar frontrunner Christopher Plummer.
A finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Red Light Winter centers on two male friends vacationing in Amsterdam who find their lives upended by a local prostitute. Rapp directed the 2006 off-Broadway production that starred Christopher Denham (in the role to be played by Ruffalo), Chinglish star Gary Wilmes (in Crudup's role) and Lisa Joyce as the prostitute, the role to be played by Dunst.
Dunst comes to Red Light Winter from another stage-to-screen transfer, the recent Sundance hit Bachelorette. Crudup starred in the 2010 off-Broadway production of Rapp’s The Metal Children.