×

Sienna Miller toplines ‘Flare Path’

Trevor Nunn directs Terence Rattigan's 1942 drama

Sienna Miller will star in a West End revival of writer Terence Rattigan’s 1942 drama “Flare Path,” helmed by Trevor Nunn and designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis.

The play, a triangle of love and loyalty between Miller’s character, her WWII bomber pilot husband and a screen heartthrob, is produced by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Prods., Tom McKitterick and the Theater Royal Haymarket Company. in association with Act Prods. Previews begin March 4, ahead of a March 10 opening.

Miller, best known for her screen work, made her West End debut as Celia in “As You Like It” in 2005. In 2009 she starred in Mark Brokaw’s Gotham production of “After Miss Julie.”

“Flare Path” is the first of three plays that Nunn will direct for the Theater Royal Haymarket Company. The other titles are under wraps, but a Tom Stoppard revival has been rumored, plus another attempt by Nunn to direct Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies,” a project he failed to bring to fruition during his tenure as a.d. at the National Theater.

Rattigan, who died in 1977, wrote plays including “The Deep Blue Sea,” recently filmed by Terence Davies, starring Rachel Weisz.

The upcoming David Parfitt/Weinstein Co. movie “My Week With Marilyn,” starring Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne, is the story of the traumas on the set of 1957 movie “The Prince and the Showgirl,” starring Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier, which Rattigan adapted from his play “The Sleeping Prince.”

More Biz

  • Ron Meyer

    Ron Meyer Files $10 Million Suit Over Forged Rothko

    NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer has filed a $10 million suit against two art dealers, claiming they sold him a forged Mark Rothko painting in 2001. Meyer accuses Susan Seidel and Jaime Frankfort of duping him into buying the work. According to the suit, he was told that it would be included in an official [...]

  • Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein (L)

    Harvey Weinstein Seeks to Call Expert on 'Recovered' Memories at Rape Trial

    Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys are seeking to call an expert on “recovered memories” at his trial on rape and sexual assault charges. The defense has filed a motion asking to call Deborah Davis, a psychologist and professor at the University of Nevada at Reno. Davis is a frequent defense witness. She co-authored an article in 2006 [...]

  • Tekashi 6ix9ine Docuseries Coming From Showtime

    Tekashi 6ix9ine Docuseries Coming From Showtime and Rolling Stone

    Showtime Documentary Films today announced a new limited docuseries profiling controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine. Titled “SuperVillain” and inspired by the Rolling Stone feature written by Stephen Witt, the three-part series will trace how a New York City deli clerk named Daniel Hernandez became superstar rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine — who racked up 2.6 billion streams and [...]

  • Fader Label Logo

    Fader Label Signs Two New Acts, Boosts Staff

    The Fader Label, home to Clairo, Matt and Kim and others, announced two new signings today along with three new hires on its staff. Charlie Burg and Zachary Knowles have joined the label’s talent roster, while Carson Oberg has come aboard as general manager, Yasmine Panah as project manager and Josh Hymowitz as label coordinator. They [...]

  • CBS HEADQUARTERS

    CBS-Viacom Merger Details Revealed, Shares to Trade on Nasdaq

    Negotiations between CBS and Viacom went down to the wire on the day the long-gestating transaction was finally sealed on Aug. 13. CBS Corp. and Viacom revealed the timeline of the merger talks in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Thursday that runs more than 650 pages. Also Thursday, CBS and Viacom said the [...]

  • Nile Rodgers and Merck Mercuriadis

    Hipgnosis Songs Raises Another $295 Million

    Hot on the heels of its deal to acquire a catalog of 108 Timbaland copyrights, Hipgnosis Songs has raised another $295 million (£231 million) — putting its total to nearly $800 million to date. According to the announcement, a total of 231,000,000 C Shares have been placed by Nplus1 Singer Advisory LLP  and J.P. Morgan [...]

  • Los Angeles Times

    L.A. Times Reaches Agreement With Guild

    The L.A. Times has reached a tentative agreement with the union that represents the bulk of its non-management employees, the paper announced Wednesday. The agreement follows more than a year of negotiations. The 475 reporters, copy editors, photographers and other staff covered by the agreement must still vote for ratification. Assuming it is approved, it [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content