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Leighton Meester Joins James Franco, Chris O’Dowd in Broadway’s ‘Of Mice and Men’

Actress adds to the star power of the spring 2014 revival of the well-known John Steinbeck tale

Leighton Meester has signed on to join James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in the upcoming Broadway revival of “Of Mice and Men” this spring.

Meester, the “Gossip Girl” star whose film credits include “Country Strong,” will make her Main Stem debut in the production, as will Franco and O’Dowd. She’ll play the role of Curley’s wife, the woman who figures into the tragic ending of the well-known John Steinbeck tale.

Franco and O’Dowd also make their Broadway bows in the show, in which Franco will play George, a Depression-era migrant worker who acts as a guardian to Lennie, the mentally limited man to be portrayed by O’Dowd. Anna D. Shapiro (“August: Osage County,” “The Motherfucker with the Hat”) directs.

A recent addition to the Broadway slate, the star-driven revival of Steinbeck’s own adaptation of his 1937 novel muscles into a season that already includes star attractions such as the Denzel Washington-toplined “A Raisin in the Sun,” Bryan Cranston starrer “All the Way” and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” with Neil Patrick Harris.

Produced by David Binder with Kate Lear, Darren Bagert, Adam Zotovich, Barbara Whitman and Latitude Link, “Of Mice and Men” begins previews March 19 ahead of an April 16 opening at the Longacre Theater.

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