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New version of Fatal Attraction takes bunny boiler to the London stage

Published on Jan 19, 2014 8:29 AM
 
Cinema Still: Fatal Attraction, starring Glenn Close and Michael Douglas. A stage version of the 1980s movie Fatal Attraction starring Glenn Close and Michael Douglas, which gave rise to the expression "bunny boiler" to denote a disgruntled former lover or stalker, will open in the London theatre. -- FILE PHOTO: UNKNOWN

LONDON (REUTERS) - A stage version of the 1980s movie Fatal Attraction starring Glenn Close and Michael Douglas, which gave rise to the expression "bunny boiler" to denote a disgruntled former lover or stalker, will open in the London theatre.

British actress Natascha McElhone will play Alex, the woman who stalks a man who viewed their relationship as only a weekend fling, and the show, which will open in March, will be directed by West End and Broadway veteran Trevor Nunn, publicists Premier Communications said on Friday, Jan 17, 2014.

The play, which starts previews on March 8, has been adapted for the stage by James Dearden, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1988 for his screenplay.

The male lead to take the part of Dan, played by Douglas in the movie which was one of the big hits of 1987, is to be announced shortly, a spokesman for the publicists said.

 
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