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Could Chris Pine be Scarlett Johansson's 'Cat' co-star?

June 01, 2012|By Jamie Wetherbe
  • Chris Pine is in talks to star in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway.
Chris Pine is in talks to star in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway. (Matt Sayles / Associated…)

Scarlett Johansson reportedly has another potential onstage suitor for the upcoming Broadway revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" -- this time in the form of Capt. Kirk.

Chris Pine, best known for his role as the handsome head of the starship Enterprise in the 2009 film"Star Trek," is in talks to play Brick, alongside Johansson as Maggie.

Pine isn't the only A-lister in line to play Johansson's husband in the Southern drama set to open this spring: Jeremy Renner, Johansson's superhero co-star in the blockbuster "The Avengers," reportedly is also being considered for the role.

Johansson, who won a Tony for her 2010 role in Arthur Miller's “A View From the Bridge,” has publicly stated she's working on her Broadway return in the Tennessee Williams Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" first debuted on Broadway in 1955, and three years later spawned a film of the same name starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman as the unhappy couple.

“Cat" went back to Broadway in 2003 with Ashley Judd and Jason Patric headlining, and again in 2008 with an all-black production starring Terence Howard and James Earl Jones.

While the revivals were hits at the box office, neither took home any Tonys.


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