Cannavale, who won a 2005 Emmy for his guest appearance on Will & Grace and received Tony nominations for his performances in Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius and Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherfucker With the Hat will be returning to Broadway next spring in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Clifford Odets' 1949 play The Big Knife. According to Broadway.com, "Set during the Golden Age of Hollywood, [the play] follows film star Charlie Castle (Cannavale), whose studio has had to cover up a mistake that could have ended his career. when a woman with insider knowledge threatens to come forward, the studio heads will stop at nothing to protect Charlie's secret. Charlie however must decide what lengths he's willing to go to before just quitting the business for good."
Scarlett Johansson, a 2010 Tony winner for the revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, is in final negotiations to play Maggie the Cat in an upcoming revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Film star and two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner is in talks to play Maggie's husband, Brick. Broadway.com summarizes the play by saying, "Set in a plantation home in the Mississippi Delta, [the play] tells the story of Brick and his wife Maggie as they celebrate the birthday of Big Daddy Pollitt, Brick's father and the Delta's biggest cotton-planter. The family must grapple with issues they have repressed over the years."