The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Sophie Okonedo is in talks to star in a revival of “The Crucible” on Broadway next year – Arthur Miller’s play that centers on the Salem with trials in Massachusetts in the 1600s.
To be directed by Ivo van Hove, a Belgian theater director best known for his avant garde experimental theater productions, the revival is said to be set for a Broadway run next year.
Premiering on Broadway in 1953, the first run won the Tony Award for Best Play.
Okonedo’s last appearance on Broadway won her a Tony Award – her role in last year’s revival of “A Raisin in the Sun.”
The Daily Mail also reports that the actress has been tapped to star in the upcoming BBC One 6-part thriller “Uncovered” from Peter Moffat, playing “England’s top prosecutor” in a new drama that has been written specially for her. The series will see Okonedo’s character, just beginning her new job, uncovers some disturbing secrets about her husband’s past that turns their happy home (with children) upside down, and potentially worse. No details on when we can expect the 6-part series.
Both Moffat and Okonedo have worked previously, on the British crime drama series “Criminal Justice,” in which Okonedo played a lawyer.
The actress will next be seen playing Queen Margaret in the BBC trilogy of films, “The Hollow Crown” – Queen Margaret being the queen who curses co-star Benedict Cumberbatch’s Richard III.
Drawn from Shakespeare’s “Henry VI” trilogy and “Richard III,” “The Hollow Crown” is set for a 2016 premiere.
She also booked a co-starring role in a new Wall Street-set CBS drama from the writers of “Justified,” which follows a smart and sophisticated Wall Street hedge fund trader who served his country in Iraq, who wants to do good. Okonedo signed up to play a character named Bryce, described as a woman who’s deeply committed to her work as an assistant attorney general, tasked with the responsibility of heading a task force investigating Wall Street firms.