Axed Richard Dreyfuss set for West End comeback

November 4th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov 4 (ANI): American actor Richard Dreyfuss is set to return to London stage four years after he was fired from the hit musical The Producers.

The Oscar winner will return to the stage with a play titled Complicit to be directed by Hollywood star Kevin Spacey.

Dreyfuss plays the role of a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is hauled before the US Supreme Court.

“I”m very excited to have a chance of not being fired before the opening,” BBC quoted him, as saying.

“It’’s great that he’’s coming to London and I think audiences are in for a real treat,” he added.

The 61-year-old actor was due to star as Max Bialystock in the hit Mel Brooks musical The Producers in 2004, but was forced to withdraw.

At the time, a statement said he had withdrawn from the production because he was unable “to fulfil the rigours of the role” because of a shoulder injury.

Complicit will run from 7 January to 21 February, next year. (ANI)

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