The Post claimed today, March 14, 2007, an exclusive which casts Scarlett Johansson a stone’s throw from playing Nellie Forbush in a “sexy revival of ‘South Pacific’” at the Lincoln Center on Broadway.
“Lincoln Center and director Bartlett Sher, who staged the theater's Tony Award-winning musical "The Light in the Piazza" last year, have already begun drawing up plans for the January 2008 production.”
"They want the leads to be sexy," says a production source. "This is not going to be a stodgy old production of 'South Pacific.'"
Ms. Reese Witherspoon is also said to be at the top of Lincoln Center’s wish list but Johansson is a huge fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein and her agents have reportedly been telling theater producers that Ms. Thang would love to star in a Broadway show.
I’ve never seen “South Pacific”…does anyone get naked?