Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: First Trailer For 'The Age Of Adaline' Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn And Harrison Ford Watch: First Trailer For 'The Age Of Adaline' Starring Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn And Harrison Ford Listen Up, Christopher Nolan Defends Sound Mix On 'Interstellar' Listen Up, Christopher Nolan Defends Sound Mix On 'Interstellar' Official Soundtrack Details For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Revealed Official Soundtrack Details For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Revealed Casting: Shailene Woodley Joins Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden Pic, 'True Detective' Adds Pair & More Casting: Shailene Woodley Joins Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden Pic, 'True Detective' Adds Pair & More Rare Pics Of James Remar In James Cameron's 'Aliens' Before He Was Fired Rare Pics Of James Remar In James Cameron's 'Aliens' Before He Was Fired Watch: 40-Minute Discovery Channel Special 'The Science Of Interstellar' Narrated By Matthew McConaughey Watch: 40-Minute Discovery Channel Special 'The Science Of Interstellar' Narrated By Matthew McConaughey 'X-Men: Apocalypse' To Focus On Romance Between Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique & Michael Fassbender's Magneto 'X-Men: Apocalypse' To Focus On Romance Between Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique & Michael Fassbender's Magneto 20 Comic Actors And Their Best Dramatic Roles 20 Comic Actors And Their Best Dramatic Roles Review: 'Dumb and Dumber To' Starring Jim Carrey And Jeff Daniels Review: 'Dumb and Dumber To' Starring Jim Carrey And Jeff Daniels Listen: 45-Minute Talk With Christopher Nolan, Plus The Big Twist From Steven Spielberg's 'Interstellar' Script And More Listen: 45-Minute Talk With Christopher Nolan, Plus The Big Twist From Steven Spielberg's 'Interstellar' Script And More Joaquin Phoenix Says 'Iron Man' Was "Fantastic," Sidesteps 'Doctor Strange' Rumors Joaquin Phoenix Says 'Iron Man' Was "Fantastic," Sidesteps 'Doctor Strange' Rumors Quentin Tarantino Plans To Retire After His Tenth Film, Hopes 'Hateful Eight' Will "Stop The Momentum" Of Digital Quentin Tarantino Plans To Retire After His Tenth Film, Hopes 'Hateful Eight' Will "Stop The Momentum" Of Digital 70mm? IMAX? DCP? How Format Affected Our Theatrical Experiences With Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' 70mm? IMAX? DCP? How Format Affected Our Theatrical Experiences With Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway & More 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Will Conclude With A 45-Minute Battle Sequence 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Will Conclude With A 45-Minute Battle Sequence Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

Ben Kingsley, Julian Sands & Jena Malone Move Into 'A Doll's House'

The Playlist By Benjamin Wright | The Playlist November 2, 2011 at 5:15AM

“Ghandi” and “Schindler’s List” thespian Ben Kingsley is no stranger to having his name attached to more than a few projects at a time and with his supporting role in this month’s release of Martin Scorsese’s fairytale “Hugo,” and a plum role in Sacha Baron Cohen's “The Dictator” on the way for next spring, Kingsley is as busy as always. So it should come as no surprise that he's now heading up a pretty impressive cast for the big-screen adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play “A Doll’s House.”
2


Ghandi” and “Schindler’s List” thespian Ben Kingsley is no stranger to having his name attached to more than a few projects at a time and with his supporting role in this month’s release of Martin Scorsese’s fairytale “Hugo,” and a plum role in Sacha Baron Cohen's “The Dictator” on the way for next spring, Kingsley is as busy as always. So it should come as no surprise that he's now heading up a pretty impressive cast for the big-screen adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play “A Doll’s House.”

Variety reports that Kingsley will join Julian Sands, Jena Malone and Michele Martin for “Dadgum, Texas” director Charles Huddleston’s modern day adaptation of the play. Huddleston co-wrote the script with Michele Martin, one he tells Variety modernizes the play without removing any of its relevancy. "Ibsen's tale of a family unraveling in the face of the debt crisis is as relevant now as it was a 130 years ago," Huddleston said. "By bringing it into today's world I'm going to heighten the characters' emotional turmoil and send them on a frightening journey where their deceptions and financial decisions threaten not only their social standing but their lives."

Kingsley is set to play Dr. Rank, a friend of the play’s lead character Nora Helmer (Martin), who is a naive housewife that’s constantly picked on by her overbearing banking executive husband for her ludicrous spending. Malone plays her friend Christine Linde who is torn between her loyalty to Nora and her own well being, with Sands as Nathan Gynt, a seedy money lender. This will now all be set against the backdrop of today’s recession.

It’s good to see Kingsley working in films that have the potential to be genuinely interesting, because as many know he’s spent the better part of the past decade in mindless exercises in futility like “Lucky Number Slevin,” “The Love Guru,” and “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.” Though we won’t discount the fact that he had some decent turns in Jonathan Levine’s “The Wackness” and obviously “Shutter Island,” and remains a certifiable legend. This one is set to shoot in January, and it smells like a fall festival run is most certainly imminent.

This article is related to: Actors, Actresses, Ben Kingsley, Jena Malone


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates