Emilia Clarke Will Be the Next Holly Golightly
By Jerry Portwood
She's played the mother of dragons on HBO's critically acclaimed (and fan favorite) Game of Thrones, now British actress Emilia Clarke will tackle the role of Holly Golightly in Richard Greenberg’s new play, Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s when it makes its way to Broadway February 2013.
Of course the iconic role was made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the film adaptation of Truman Capote's classic novella, but according to a press release, this stage adaption will return to the original setting of 1943 New York City, during WWII.
Greenberg is quoted as saying it will also "resume its tone—still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher—edged and more candid than people generally remember. 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.”
To give you a brief synopsis, as explained in the release: "Fred, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Holly Golightly (Clarke), a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. 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.”
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