Anthony La Paglia to Adapt Arthur Miller's 'A View From The Bridge'

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SYDNEY -- Anthony La Paglia is to make an adaptation of Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge, as both producer and star, in Melbourne in June, agency Film Victoria said Wednesday (18).

La Paglia will co-produce the film, which will also star Mia Wasikowska, Sam Neill, Vera Farmiga and newcomer Sebastian Stan.

The project will reunite the Without A Trace star with director Robert Connolly, who helmed La Paglia in his most recent Australian film, 2009’s Balibo. Andrew Bovell, the writer of La Paglia’s breakout local feature Lantana, will adapt the screenplay from Miller’s play.

La Paglia won a Tony Award in 1998 for his portrayal of Eddie Carbone in the Broadway production. He subsequently acquired the film rights and the blessing of Miller to make the film.

Co-producing with La Paglia are U.K.-based producer Marion Pilowksy and Los Angeles-based Natalie Stevenson.

Partial financing for the feature is being provided through the Victorian government’s Production Investment Attraction Fund, ensuring pre-production, filming and post-production will be done in Melbourne.

Some of the film will also be shot in New York, the setting for the play  about love and betrayal in the 1950s Brooklyn, which follows the story of longshoreman Eddie Carbone, his wife Beatrice and her orphaned niece Catherine.

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