Broadway vet and Sex and the City fave Kristin Davis is going to go knife-to-knife with Natascha McElhone in the upcoming adapation of Fatal Attraction in London's West End. According to Variety, the Emmy nominee is in talks to portray the wife of the man who is entangled in an extramarital affair with an unforgiving woman. Written by the film’s screenwriter, James Dearden, Fatal Attraction will be directed by Trevor Nunn and is set to begin previews March 8 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Opening night is scheduled for March 25.
Davis will potentially play Beth Gallagher, the role Anne Archer was nominated for an Academy Award for in the 1987 film. As previously reported, McElhone has been tapped to play Alex Forrest, the role originated by Tony winner Glenn Close in the motion picture. No casting has been announced for Dan Gallagher, the role played by Michael Douglas.
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.
Davis is best known for her Emmy nominated portrayal of Charlotte on TV’s Sex and the City and the subsequent films. She made her Broadway debut in The Best Man and previously appeared in London in The Exonerated. Other notable screen roles include Melrose Place, Couples Retreat, Nine Months and The Shaggy Dog. Fatal Attraction was nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actress for Close and Best Screenplay.
Check out the clip below (SPOILER ALERT) for the finale including an epic bathroom battle between Archer and Close in Fatal Attraction. Hope Davis is ready to get bloody on those white bathroom tiles!