Ben Kingsley Headlines A Doll’s House


A modern-day take on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is on the way. Variety reports that the cast includes Ben Kingsley, Jenna Malone, Michele Martin and Julian Sands.

The project will be directed by Charles Huddleston and written by Huddleston and Martin (the pair previously collaborated on the indie projects Dadgum, Texas and Assisting Venus, the latter of which also starred Sands).

Ibsen originally wrote A Doll’s House in 1879, telling the story of a failing marriage against a Christmas backdrop. The updated version, to film in Cincinnati in January of 2012, will make use of the present-day American economy.

Martin will play Nora Helmer with Malone as Mrs. Linde and Kingsley as Dr. Rank. Sands’ role is that of “Nathan Gynt” (possibly a variation of the play’s Krogstad). The leading role of Torvald, Nora’s husband, remains uncast.

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