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Ullman set for 'Mattress' remake

July 26, 2004 at 12:22 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Tracey Ullman will co-star with Carol Burnett in ABC's TV movie version of the Broadway musical "Once Upon a Mattress," Daily Variety said Monday.

The project is scheduled to start shooting Sept. 7 in Vancouver, with Kathleen Marshall making her film directing debut. Marshall won a directing Tony for her Broadway revival of "Wonderful Town."

"Once Upon a Mattress" is a twist on the children's fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea." Ullman will star as Princess Winnifred -- the role that Burnett first played on Broadway. Burnett will play the villainous Queen Aggravain.

"It all fell together when I said, 'We've got to get Tracey,' and everyone agreed," Burnett told Variety. "And who's funnier than Tracey Ullman? I can't wait to get into the sandbox with her and play."

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