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‘Fatal Attraction’ Stage Show Casts ‘Californication’ Star in Glenn Close Role

Natascha McElhone will play role of vengeful lover

Natascha McElhone better brush up on her recipe for boiled bunny.

The “Californication” star has landed the role of Alex Forrest in a new West End stage version of the 1987 film thriller “Fatal Attraction.” It’s a part made famous by Glenn Close, whose performance as a jilted woman who goes bonkers when her lover refuses to leave his wife and family made moviegoers reconsider any plans to stray from the marital bed.

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The play is written by James Dearden, who was responsible for the screenplay, and directed by Trevor Nunn (“Cats”).

“Fatal Attraction” will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 25, 2014, with previews beginning on March 8.

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The rest of the cast will be announced shortly, producers said.

In addition to “Californication,” McElhone has appeared in “The Truman Show,” “The Devil’s Own” and “Ronin.”

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