Scarlett Johansson To Play 17-Year-Old Brooklynite on Broadway

10/27/2009 3:10 PM |

A View from the Bridge poster

Yesterday ArtsBeat reported that Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber had been cast as the leads in a Broadway revival of Arhur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, to begin previews on December 28 at the Cort Theater. The play is about an Italian American longshoreman (Schreiber) who lives in Red Hook with his wife and orphaned 17-year-old niece (Johansson)—no word yet on who will play the wife, though an abandoned film adaptation a few years back was rumored to have Johansson and Frances McDormand cast as the female leads.

Johansson, who’ll be 25 when the show opens, will be making her Broadway debut, while Schreiber earned a Tony for his last stage role in the 2005 revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. The only film version of Bridge is Sidney Lumet’s elusive and inexplicably French-language Vu du pont (1962).