After winning a Tony Award for his performance as Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller’s play A View from the Bridge, Anthony LaPaglia is taking the not uncustomary route of reprising the role for a film adaptation. And now Variety (via FirstShowing) tells us that joining him for the film are actresses Vera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska. The former you probably know from work like The Departed and Up in the Air, while the latter starred in last year’s Alice in Wonderland, along with (only thing I’ve seen her in) the resoundingly OK The Kids Are All Right.
As previously mentioned, it’s based on the Arthur Miller play of the same name, centered around Eddie Carbone and his wife Beatrice (Farmiga), who have raised their niece Catherine (Wasikowska) since she was a child. But the arrival of Beatrice’s European cousins enchants the niece, filling Eddie with both jealousy and obsession, which leads to tragedy.
Also jumping on board are Sam Neill and Sebastian Stan, who has the fairly large role of Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s sidekick in the upcoming film adaptation. The story sounds like it could work as a small dramatic piece, and the cast certainly doesn’t hurt its chances. Production is slated to being in June in New York and Melbourne, so I wouldn’t expect to wait long for a release.
‘A View from the Bridge’ Adds Vera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska