Director Antoine Fuqua is set to lead the film adaptation of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is widely known as an award-winning play that examines greed, sexual repression and death in the 21st century. Revived in 2008, it stood out as the highest-grossing production during its 19-week run. It also made history as the first Broadway production completely led by Black Americans. Not to mention, it featured a star-studded cast of Anika Noni Rose, Terrence Howard, James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad.
“[The film] will combine elements of the play with new storylines and weave them together to bring the production to the big screen,” producers told Variety.
The Training Day director will produce the film alongside Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey.
“Bringing such a historic production to the screen is an honor I am thrilled to have alongside Stephen and Alia,” Fuqua stated.
“They have shown their commitment to the project with two successful stagings on Broadway and the West End and know what it takes to translate this iconic drama from theatre to cinema.”
In addition to Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Fuqua is also working with Will Smith to produce the highly-anticipated film, Emancipation. The duo is set to being production in June.