Scarlett Johansson, who won a Tony Award for her performance in "A View From A Bridge" in 2010, is set to make her way back to the big stage in a production of "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof".
Johansson, whose last film was the hugely successful "The Avengers", released a statement on the heels of the show's announcement:
"I am so thrilled to return to Broadway and feel incredibly fortunate to be doing so with Rob Ashford and such gifted actors."
The "Lost In Translation" actress will be starring alongside Benjamin Walker ("Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter") and Ciaran Hinds in the production; her own role was made famous by Elizabeth Taylor on the big screen in 1958. The show will premiere around Christmastime this year.
Scarlett Johansson will be PERFECT as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, this Dec on Broadway.
I guess if Lindsay Lohan can play Liz Taylor in a TV Movie, Scarlett Johansson can play "Maggie" on Broadway. http://t.co/LwuqBVal
I'm gonna watch Taylor/Newman film >Scarlett Johansson plays 'cat' on Broadway - http://t.co/caoZPCOV