Natascha McElhone will revive Glenn Close's infamous Alex Forrest character in the stage adaptation of Fatal Attraction in London's West End. Yes, the film's notorious "bunny boiling" scene will be recreated on stage. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the world premiere production will begin previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 8. Opening night is set for March 25. The full cast, including who will play the part of Dan Gallagher, will be announced later.
The play, based on the film of the same name, is written by James Dearden, who also penned the screenplay. Fatal Attraction tells the story of Dan Gallagher, a successful New York lawyer with a loving family. After having a one-night-stand with Alex Forrest, he assumes he can walk away without consequence, but Alex becomes obsessed with Dan, aggressively pursuing both him and his family.
McElhone is best known for her roles in the films Ronin, The Truman Show and Solaris, and most recently for her role as Karen van der Beek on the Showtime series Californication.
The film Fatal Attraction starred Glenn Close, Michael Douglas and Anne Archer. It garnered six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Close.