David Strathairn is set to play Dr. Austin Sloper opposite Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain in the previously announced revival of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s The Heiress. Directed by Moises Kaufman, the production will open in fall 2012 at a theater to be announced.
Strathairn has appeared on Broadway in Salome, Dance of Death, The Three Sisters and Einstein and the Polar Bear. His film and TV roles include L.A. Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum and Good Night, and Good Luck.
The Heiress is the story of Catherine Sloper (Chastain), a plain but wealthy woman who falls in love with a poor, handsome bachelor. Strathairn will play Catherine’s father, a doctor who suspects the young bachelor is only after Catherine’s money.
The production will be produced by Paula Wagner, Roy Furman and Stephanie P. McClelland.