Broadway alums Rufus Sewell and Oliver Chris, along with Oliver winner Nancy Carroll, will star in Closer at London’s Donmar Warehouse. According to the Daily Mail, Patrick Marber’s play will begin a three-month engagement in February 2015. David Leveaux will direct.
Sewell garnered a Tony nomination for Rock ‘n’ Roll and has also appeared on Broadway in Translations. His film and TV credits include Dark City, The Illusionist, A Knight’s Tale, The Holiday, Parade’s End, Eleventh Hour and The Last King. Chris appeared on the Great White Way in One Man, Two Guvnors. He is currently starring in the National Theatre’s much buzzed-about Great Britain and is set to appear in the upcoming Kings Charles III in the West End. Carroll won the Olivier for After the Dance, which also starred Benedict Cumberbatch. Her other stage credits include The Duck House, The Magistrate, Twelfth Night, House of Games and Arcadia.
Closer examines betrayal and modern love. Set in London, it follows four people whose lives interconnect over four and a half years. Sewell will play Larry, a doctor who visits sex chat rooms; Chris will appear as Dan, an obituary writer, and Carroll will play Anna, a photographer who has love affairs with both men.
Closer received its world premiere at the U.K.’s National Theatre in 1997 and ran on Broadway in 1999, receiving a Tony nod for Best Play. The film adaptation was released in 2004 starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen.