NEW YORK, April 6 — Daniel Craig and his actress wife, Rachel Weisz, are teaming up on stage this year to play a married couple in a Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s play “Betrayal” about adultery.
Craig, who has played British spy 007 in the last three James Bond films including the box office hit “Skyfall”, last appeared on Broadway in 2009 alongside Hugh Jackman in “A Steady Rain”.
The Mike Nichols-directed production will be the Broadway debut for Weisz, who won an Oscar for the 2005 film “The Constant Gardener” and praise for her stage performances in “Suddenly, Last Summer” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” in London.
Weisz is currently starring in the Disney box office hit “Oz the Great and Powerful”.
The two British actors married in 2011 after falling for each other while working on the film “Dream House”.
The couple would begin performances in October before an official November 3 opening for a limited run of the three-character 1978 Pinter play about adultery, which is told in reverse time, producers said yesterday.
Rafe Spall, who starred in Academy Award-winning “Life of Pi”, will play the third character in the love triangle, also marking his Broadway debut.
Director Nichols has won a host of Tony awards, Broadway’s highest honours, most recently for productions of “Death of a Salesman” and the musical “Spamalot”.
The play “Betrayal” first appeared on Broadway in 1980 and returned in 2000 in a revival starring Juliette Binoche, Liev Schreiber and John Slattery.
Pinter adapted the screenplay for a movie version in 1983 starring Jeremy Irons, Patricia Hodge and Ben Kingsley. — Reuters