While it’s been a while since we’ve last seen David Mamet on the big screen (the 2008 film Redbelt was his last feature), the writer/director/playwright hasn’t been resting on his laurels.
According to Variety, the Homicide and House Of Games director’s latest piece, a play entitled The Anarchist, has finally found a start date. Kind of.
The outlet is reporting that the play will premiere in London come this fall. Directed by Rupert Goold, the play follows a ‘lifer’ who battles for parole, is the first play from Mamet to feature two lead roles, held by women. With no cast yet in place, it appears things are slowly moving forward for this project.
Goold is a top notch stage director, with his run on Macbeth (starring Patrick Stewart) being likely his biggest moment of his career, and with this being Mamet’s third London premiere (along with Glengarry Glen Ross and The Cryptogram), this is definitely an interesting project. Personally, I don’t know what to expect release wise on this side of the pond, but I wouldn’t expect anything less than a big time premiere over here. Also, don’t be shocked, if this does well, to hear rumblings of a film adaptation.