‘I am deeply honored and extremely excited’: Olivia Wilde will make her Broadway debut in a production of George Orwell’s 1984
Olivia Wilde makes her Broadway debut in the upcoming stage adaptation of the classic dystopian novel 1984.
When news of her casting got out, Olivia tweeted, “ Very honored and extremely excited to help tell this terrifyingly relevant story on Broadway this summer. Come and see it! # 1984play. ‘
The Tron: Legacy actress will star alongside Tom Sturridge and Reed Birney in the limited engagement piece, which will launch at the Hudson Theater in New York City on May 18, according to Broadway.com.
Big Brother is Watching: Olivia Wilde will appear in a Broadway production of George Orwell’s 1984 classic dystopian nightmare
The 33-year-old star – who was born in the year 1984 and who got attention in 2004 as Alex Kelly in the TV series The OC – will play the story’s female lead, Julia, while Tom plays the evil O’Brien and Reed appears as Winston Smith, her character’s unfortunate love interest.
The play is based on George Orwell’s classic book, published in 1948, which envisioned a dystopian future in which a totalitarian government suppressed all critical thoughts.
Winston and Julia are the doomed subversives trying to rebel against the system in this fatalistic future-shock society.
Game of drones: John Hurt as Winston Smith in Michael Radford’s 1984 cinematic adaptation
Considered the British author’s masterpiece, Orwell’s novel was made into a film in 1984, starring John Hurt, and also served as the inspiration for a famous Apple computer TV commercial.
Olivia, who voices Charlotte Moore in the cult-favorite animated series BoJack Horseman and whose vocals were recently featured on the Fox series Son Of Zorn, will also appear in the 2018 feature film Life Itself.
The upcoming drama will feature an ensemble cast including Oscar Isaac, Samuel L. Jackson, Mandy Patinkin, Annette Bening and Olivia Cooke.
Grounded in reality: The 33-year-old actress creates a scene for the upcoming drama Life Itself with co-star Oscar Isaac in New York in March
Life Itself is directed by Dan Fogelman, who recently helmed Danny Collins with Al Pacino and also wrote the screenplays for such films as the rom-com Crazy Stupid Love, Disney’s Rapunzel re-do Tangled and all three episodes of Pixar’s animated franchise Cars. .
Behind the scenes, Olivia seems to be playing a role lately.
In real life, the native New Yorker got engaged to actor Jason Sudeikis in 2013.
The couple now have two children: son Otis Alexander, who will turn three in April, and daughter Daisy Josephine, now six months old.
Bundle of Joy: Not as scary as the events of 1984 is Olivia’s time with Daisy Josephine Sudeikis, her youngest child, born to Alpha Dog actress and dad Jason Sudeikis in October