Back in 2003, actor Kevin Spacey became the new artistic director of London's Old Vic Theatre. Since then, he has been merging cinema and theater by not only casting a number of notable names from Ian McKellen (who played Widow Twankey in Aladdin) to Mary Stuart Masterson and Steven Weber, but also bringing notable films to the British stage. In 2005, it was The Philadelphia Story. This September, Spacey will produce the first theatrical adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar's Oscar-winning film, All About My Mother, once again making me wish I could fly worldwide for free.

The movie is about a woman named Manuela whose teenage son dies in a car accident, prompting her to search for his transvestite father named Lola. It should be an interesting and worthwhile adaptation since the director has retained final approval on script and casting. While there is no word on the who is penning it, Lesley Manville is rumored to be in final negotiations for the lead role. The actress has been in a slew of British media, and you might recognize her from the recent Vera Drake. That's the only casting news so far about the production; however, there is already talk about the play that will follow. The theater has grabbed Stephen Fry to adapt Cinderella for the Christmas season. To top that off, they hope to convince him to be the production's narrator. That, however, is probably a tall order since his last stage job was Cell Mates, which he walked out of due to his struggle with depression.
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