McDonald is bound for ‘Wit’

Thesp to co-star in Nichols-helmed HBO adaptation of legiter

Audra McDonald has signed to star with Emma Thompson in the Mike Nichols-directed HBO production of “Wit,” the Pulitzer Prize winning play which will shoot this fall in London.

McDonald will play the nurse who cares for a patient (Thompson) in a cancer ward.

McDonald is the three-time Tony winning star of “Carousel,” “Master Class” and “Ragtime,” who is up for her fourth trophy for her work as the title character in “Marie Christine.” She recently starred in the Peabody-winning TV films “Annie” and “Having Our Say,” and will perform at the Hollywood Bowl on July 8. She’s repped by the Gersh Agency.

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