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Cat On a Hot Tin Roof Movie Remake in the Works From Director Antoine Fuqua

The new film of the Tennessee Williams classic will be produced by Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey.

Antoine Fuqua
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Director/producer Antoine Fuqua will team up with theater producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey for a new film adaptation of Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Byrd and Jones-Harvey produced a 2008 Broadway revival of the drama, which featured Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad, and James Earl Jones. Debbie Allen's all-African-American production played a sold-out 19-week run and was the highest-grossing play of the season. A subsequent West End transfer, with a cast led by Sanaa Lathan and Adrian Lester, won the Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play.

According to Variety, Fuqua's film will "combine elements of the play with new storylines and weave them together to brign the production to the big screen." No timeline or cast has been announced.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof follows Brick, an alcoholic former athlete, and his sexually frustrated wife Maggie, during the birthday celebrations of Big Daddy, the patriarch of a dysfunctional Southern family. Fuqua is the director of Training Day and The Magnificent Seven.

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