Star Trek 2‘s Chris Pine is in talks for a role in a revival of 1955’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
The original Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, penned by Tennessee Williams, was the story of a dysfunctional Mississippi family, gathered together to share the birthday of the dying patriarch of that family, “Big Daddy” Pollitt.
Pine is one of the actors in consideration for the role of Brick, the alcoholic son of “Big Daddy.” Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town) is also in contention for the role.
Scarlett Johansson has already signed to take on the role of Maggie (also known as Maggie the Cat), Brick’s wife.
This Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will be the third one in the last decade; the other two performances of the play taking place in 2003-2004 and in 2008.
Pine’s publicist had no comment about Pine’s possible involvement in the project.
Source: The New York Timesvia Broadway.com