Odds & Ends: Emma Thompson Eyes Beauty and the Beast & More
Have a happy Holiday weekend! Stage Vet Sheridan Smith Tapped for The Huntsman Two-time Olivier winner Sheridan Smith is set to star in The Huntsman, reports The Daily Mail. Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron will headline the movie, which is the sequel (without Kristin Stewart) to Snow White And The Huntsman. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Emma Thompson Eyes Beauty Emma Thompson may join the previously reported Emma Watson in Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. According to The Daily Mail, the Oscar winner is in talks to play Mrs. Potts in the Bill Condon-helmed movie musical. The role of the singing teapot was famously played by screen and stage legend Angela Lansbury in the 1991 animated incarnation. Remind yourself of Lansbury’s rendition of “Tale As Old As Time” below! Annie Potts’ Family Fortune Broadway alum Annie Potts (Pippin, God of Carnage) is in demand—as well as leading a tour of Ann next year, she has been tapped to soon appear in ABC’s comedy pilot Family Fortune. According to Deadline, the show, executive produced by Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard and Robert Carlock, will follow a well-liked gym coach (Fortune Feimster), who comes out of the closet. Potts will take on the role of her Mom. View Comments Theater Exhibition Set for London & New York An exhibition celebrating theater will be shown at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in February 2016 before transferring to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in September 2016. The New York Times writes that the exhibition is provisionally named Curtain Up! and will be designed by Tom Piper.