Renee Zellweger - Renee Zellweger Bringing The Hustler To The West End

Renee Zellweger is heading to London's West End in a new stage adaptation of Paul Newman's classic film The Hustler, according to a U.K. report.

The Bridget Jones's Diary star has reportedly been cast in the role played by Piper Laurie in the 1961 movie as part of a new stage production which is due to open in the autumn (13), according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.

In the film, Newman starred as pool-player and hustler 'Fast Eddie' Felson, while Laurie played his girlfriend in roles which won them both Academy Awards nominations.

The play version will mark Zellweger's first high-profile foray into theatre. Rumours previously suggested she would be appearing in The Hustler on Broadway.


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