NEW YORK — A bumped-up shoot on David Cronenberg’s next film has pushed Jennifer Jason Leigh out of negotiations to make her Broadway bow opposite Quentin Tarantino in “Wait Until Dark.”
Leigh and “Dark” producers Alan N. Lichtenstein and Robert Young had all but settled on her casting in the upcoming Broadway thriller when filming on Cronenberg’s new movie “Existence” was rescheduled from the fall to April, Lichtenstein said. The actress withdrew from the “Dark” project late Friday.
The “Dark” producers are shooting for a late January rehearsal start followed by a pre-Broadway run in Boston. They’re looking for an available Broadway home for a spring start.
Tarantino is set to play the psychopath who terrorizes a blind woman in the revival of Frederick Knott’s 1966 thriller. Leonard Foglia (“Master Class”) will direct.