Cate Blanchett returns to theatre with ‘All About Eve’

Los Angeles [USA], Apr 29 : Academy award winning actress Cate Blanchett is all set to return to stage with the theatrical adaptation of 'All about Eve'.

According to Hollywood Reporter, the 47-year-old-actress will return to London stage to take on the role of Margo Channing in a new theatrical adaptation of Joseph L.

Mankiewicz's 1950 film 'All About Eve'. Recently, the 'Carol' star made her Broadway debut in 'The Present', opposite Richard Roxburgh. Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions will bring the classic backstage drama to the West End in spring 2018.

The story focuses on Margo, a celebrated star of the New York stage who allows fawning acolyte Eve Harrington, played by Anne Baxter in the movie, to get close to her, only to regret it later when Eve proves a supreme opportunist.

Belgian director and a Tony award winner Ivo van Hove will stage the production, for which exact dates and additional casting are to be announced.

The 1950 movie which was nominated for 14 Oscars went on to win six, including Best Picture. 'All About Eve' was previously adapted for the stage as a musical, 'Applause,' which bowed on Broadway in 1970 with Lauren Bacall as Margo.

Source: ANI