Hytner To Helm ‘Crucible’

Nicholas Hytner, who brought the multiple Oscar nominee “The Madness of King George” from stage to screen, has committed to direct Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” at 20th Century Fox as his next feature, sources said. Daniel Day-Lewis is said to be in talks to star in the drama about the 17th-century Salem witch trials.

Dan Cox, Anita M. Busch, Rex Weiner and Adam Dawtrey contributed to this report.

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