Ben Foster has signed on to star in Adam Rapp's adaptation of his own Pulitzer-nominated stage play, Red Light Winter, Variety reports. First performed in 2005, the drama is officially described as follows:
"Itís totally familiar but dreamlike at the same time," observes one American of Amsterdamís notorious Red Light District in the stunning new work from Adam Rapp. Escaping their lives in Manhattan, former college buddies Matt and Davis take off to the Netherlands and find themselves thrown into a bizarre love triangle with a beautiful young prostitute named Christina. But the romance they find in Europe is eventually overshadowed by the truth they discover at home. Written with an unflinching poetic beauty, Red Light Winter is a play of sexual intrigue that explores the myriad and misguided ways we seek to fill the empty spaces inside us.
Foster, who recently starred in Contraband, will be playing the Matt role with the Davis part yet to be cast. Kirsten Dunst remains attached to play Christina.
Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen and Scott Rudin are attached to produce.