Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hollywood Trio Form West End's Youth Club

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hollywood Trio Form West End's Youth Club

Article excerpt

Byline: ED HARRIS

THREE of Hollywood's hottest young stars are heading for the West End stage.

Star Wars fans will be delighted - one of the three is Hayden Christensen, 20, who plays Anakin Skywalker in the forthcoming film. He will be joined by Anna Paquin, who played Rogue in XMen, and Jake Gyllenhaal, who stars with Jennifer Aniston in The Good Girl, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the US this month.

The three are to star in a revival of This Is Our Youth, by Oscarnominated film director Kenneth Lonergan. Previews are expected late next month, before an eightweek run. Laurence Boswell will direct and Christensen and Gyllenhaal, 21, will play wealthy young men who spend a weekend stealing, dealing and taking drugs.

Lonergan's play, which focuses on the spoiled "slacker" generation of the Eighties, was first performed in 1996.

It is uncertain, considering the stars' crowded diaries, whether the production will then transfer to the US, but their appearance in the West End is certain to generate a great deal of excitement. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.