Friel boards Fox’s ‘Dream’

To star opposite Pfeiffer, Kline in Shakespeare adaptation

British actress Anna Friel, who co-stars in Gramercy Pictures’ upcoming “Land Girls,” has snagged a role in the latest feature adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for Fox Searchlight.

Michael Hoffman scripted the film and will direct.

Friel, who will play Hermia, joins Kevin Kline (Bottom), Michelle Pfeiffer (Titania), Rupert Everett (Oberon) Calista Flockhart (Helena) and Christian Bale (Demetrius) as co-stars in the pic, which is set to go before the cameras in April in Tuscany, Italy.

The Bard’s work is familiar turf for Friel, who previously co-starred in a BBC TV adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” In addition to the World War II-era “Land Girls,” directed by David Leland, Friel can be seen in James Dearden’s upcoming “Rogue Trader,” co-starring Ewan McGregor, for Granada.

She also garnered a best actress award for the U.K.’s national television awards in 1995 for her role in the soap “Brookside.”

Friel is repped by CAA.

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