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Hartnett to star in 'Rain Man' play

July 1, 2008 at 9:03 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. film actor Josh Hartnett reportedly is set to star in a London stage adaptation of the 1988 movie "Rain Man" later this summer.

Hartnett is best known for his roles in the films "The Black Dahlia," "Lucky Number Slevin," "Pearl Harbor" and "The Virgin Suicides."

Variety.com said Hartnett will play Tom Cruise's narcissistic car dealer character in the updated stage version of the movie "Rain Man," while British actor Adam Godley will play his autistic savant brother, a character created on-screen by Dustin Hoffman.

The play is to begin preview performances Aug. 28, with an opening night planned for Sept. 9, the entertainment industry trade paper said.

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