In a recent interview Naomi announced she had pulled out of this project due to scheduling difficulties (that interview will be in our Press archive soon), but I thought some of you might be interested to hear about this anyway.
A feature film adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy “King Lear” has been canceled reportedly due to the economic crunch. Sir Anthony Hopkins and three top Hollywood actresses would have played the lead roles.
Hopkins was due to play the titular character. Naomi Watts would have played his eldest daughter Goneril, Gwyneth Paltow as middle daughter Regan, and Keira Knightley as the honest youngest daughter Cordelia.