Married couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are in talks to star together in an upcoming Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal.”
The new production will reportedly be directed by Tony and Academy Award-winner Mike Nichols. Weisz would take on the role of Emma, while Craig would play her husband Robert. Emma is having an affair with her husband’s best friend Jerry in the drama, though no casting news has yet been reported for the role.
“We’re absolutely hoping to,” Weisz told eonline.com. “We’re in negotiations. I want to very much.
She also says she is excited about the play, which would mark her Broadway debut.
“When you do a play, you get to really be like the editor and the director, and, you know, you’re in charge,” she continued. “It’s your ship to sail, and you tell the story from beginning to end one night or twice a day on Thursdays and Saturdays. So when you do films, you film little bits off and out of order, so it’s just a different kind of feeling. You get to tell the story and it’s live, so it’s very exciting. I’m getting nervous talking about it, actually.”
“Betrayal” first premiered on Broadway in 1979, and tells the story of a hidden love affair in reverse order. A revival was staged in 2000 that starred John Slattery, Liev Schreiber and Juliette Binoche.
Craig is best known as the sixth actor to plays James Bond in the long-running film series, replacing Pierce Brosnan and making his debut in the role in the 2006 film “Casino Royale.” He also has appeared in other films including “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “Road to Perdition” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.” He last appeared on Broadway in “A Steady Rain” alongside Hugh Jackman in 2009.
It is also reported that Weisz has been considered for a part in the upcoming revival of David Hare’s “Plenty” Off Broadway next season.