Strathairn To Play Chastain’s Father On Broadway

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March 15, 2012 | 9:51pm EST

Good Night, And Good Luck star David Strathairn will play dad to The Help’s Jessica Chastain in an upcoming Broadway revival of The Heiress.
Based on Henry James’ novel Washington Square, the play was first staged in 1947 and the latest version will mark the first Broadway venture for Tom Cruise’s former production partner Paula Wagner.

Strathairn will play wealthy Dr. Austin Sloper in the production.

The British actor last appeared on Broadway opposite Al Pacino, Marisa Tomei and Dianne Wiest in Salome in 2003. The Heiress will mark Chastain’s Broadway debut.