'Game of Thrones' star Clarke to play Holly Golightly

Oct. 10, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke is to play Holly Golightly in Richard Greenberg's new Broadway play, "Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's."

The world premiere production is to begin performances at a Shubert theater in February, the show's producers said Wednesday.

The play is an adaption of Capote's classic novella and will be directed by Sean Mathias.

"The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone -- still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember," Greenberg said in a statement. "Capote was a great writer and a natural maker of plots and 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' has a drive that makes it very alluring to dramatize."

"Fred, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl," a synopsis said. "Everyone falls in love with Holly -- including Fred. But Fred is poor, and Holly's other suitors include a playboy millionaire and the future president of Brazil. As war rages on in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with Fred -- just as her past catches up with her."

Alan U. Schwartz of The Truman Capote Literary Trust said: "I am delighted New York audiences will be the first to see this new adaptation of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's.' That story continues to inspire artists and capture imaginations all these years later speaks to the timeless quality of Mr. Capote's unforgettable prose. Mr. Greenberg has beautifully translated everything that is glorious about this story and its characters to the stage."

The actor who will play Fred has not yet been announced.

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