The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua joins Broadway producers to bring Cat On A Hot Tin Roof adaptation to the big screen.

Stage adaptations have always been popular on-screen and this trend shows no signs of stopping. The latest? Tennessee Williams’ Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

Announced today by Variety, Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer 2) will direct and produce the film with Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey who produced the first all-African American production of the play on Broadway.

It won’t be a straight adaptation, with the filmmakers saying they plan to ‘combine elements of the play with new storylines and weave them together ‘.

This is not the first time Cat On A Hot Tin Roof has been adapted for the screen, an Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman version was released by MGM, earning the stars oscar nominations for their roles.

The play is a story about a Southern family in crisis, with themes of greed, sexual desire, repression and death.

Antoine Fuqua’s work can next be seen in The Guilty starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ethan Hawke.

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