Michael Douglas Was Supported By Celebrity Friends Including His Fatal Attraction Co-star Glenn Close At A Luncheon Celebrating His Latest Lifetime Achievement Prize.
The Hollywood veteran is set to receive the Career Achievement Award at the 15th annual AARP Magazine Movies For Grownups Gala in Los Angeles on 8 February (16).
Michael's prize was toasted during a luncheon held by officials at the AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons,
at New York restaurant Le Bernardin on Thursday (03Dec15).
Continue reading: Michael Douglas Toasted By Celebrity Friends At Award Luncheon
The 1987 classic thriller, starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, was turned into a stage production earlier this year (14) when it opened in London, with Natascha MCElhone playing the bunny-boiling stalker and Kristin Davis as the man's betrayed spouse.
Although the play fell foul of critics initially, its producer Patrick Ryecart insists the project is pulling in healthy audiences, and Italian actress Bellucci has reportedly been tapped to star in a version in her native country when it opens in Rome.
Continue reading: Monica Bellucci Lined Up For Italian Version Of Fatal Attraction Play
A new West End adaptation of Hollywood thriller Fatal Attraction has received a frosty reception from critics, with reviewers branding the production "horrible", "pointless" and "amateurish".
The 1987 movie has been transformed into a play with Mark Bazeley in the role of the adulterous husband played by Michael Douglas, and Natascha MCElhone taking on Glenn Close's part as his bunny-boiling lover, with Kristin Davis as the betrayed wife.
The show opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the British capital on Tuesday night (25Mar14), but it failed to win over critics, who attacked the plot changes, the script and the concept.
Continue reading: Fatal Attraction Falls Foul Of Critics
The Californication star will portray the scorned mistress in the Trevor Nunn play, which will start previews at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on 8 March (14), according to the U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail.
Producer Robert Fox tells the publication, "I couldn't be more thrilled to have Natascha in that role."
The stage adaptation of the Michael Douglas movie will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London next year (Mar14), and Nunn will be the mastermind behind it.
The play has been adapted by James Dearden, who penned the screenplay for the movie.
Continue reading: Trevor Nunn To Direct Fatal Attraction
The star won an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of disturbed Alex Forrest, a woman who ruthlessly pursues a married man, played by Michael Douglas, and even boils his family's pet rabbit after he ends their affair in the 1987 thriller.
The movie gave rise to the unflattering term 'bunny boiler' for an unstable woman, and Close, whose sister and nephew both suffer mental health problems, insists she now wishes she had done things differently.
Continue reading: Glenn Close Regrets Fatal Attraction Role
U.S. President Barack Obama called the think tank meeting in the aftermath of the Connecticut elementary school massacre in December (12), when 20 children and six adults were shot dead by Adam Lanza.
The atrocity sparked debate about the connection between America's rampant gun crime and the mental health of the perpetrators, and Obama is keen to ensure those struggling with issues have access to help.
Continue reading: Glenn Close Addresses Mental Health Thinking At The White House
The Monster star personally thanked the Hollywood veteran during a recent Actress Roundtable staged by industry magazine The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that she had no idea about sex before she saw the racy 1987 film at a drive-in cinema.
Theron told Close, "I grew up in a farm community town and we didn't have movie theatres. My mom loved movies, and every Friday she would drive us out to a drive-in 45 minutes away from our farm. But we didn't know what would play.
"When the cars started lining up, you would see what was playing and you would see the rating, and my mom would hide me under a blanket if the rating was R.
Continue reading: Glenn Close Opened Young Charlize Theron Up To Sex In Fatal Attraction
Richardson was originally offered the role of Alex Forrest, opposite Michael Douglas, but rejected the job after reading the script.
The role was subsequently given to Glenn Close - and the film helped her become a household name.
But Richardson insists that even the promise of a glittering Hollywood career would not have tempted her to take the part.
Continue reading: Richardson Has No Regrets Over Fatal Attraction Snub
Close was called back to the set six months after the film had wrapped, because director Adrian Lyne was unhappy with the ending - in which the actress' psychotic character committed suicide.
Instead she was called upon to fight with co-stars Anne Archer and Michael Douglas, before her character Alex Forrest was shot dead.
The simulated struggle was so violent, Close was knocked out when her head was accidentally smashed against a mirror.
Continue reading: Close Was Pregnant When She Shot Violent Fatal Attraction Death
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