October 10th, 2012
01:34 PM ET
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is coming to Broadway, and it'll have a "Game of Thrones" star as its lead.
The New York Times reports that actress Emilia Clarke, better known to "Thrones" fans as Daenerys, has been cast as Holly Golightly in the new adaptation from Tony winner Richard Greenberg.
Sean Mathias, who directed another stage version of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in London in 2009, will helm this new play based on Truman Capote's 1958 novella.
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is iconic as a film, but according to the Times, Capote's estate has been working for years to see the story on the stage. There was a musical based on Capote's novella in 1966, but it was scrapped when the producer predicted it wouldn't sell.
Greenberg's "Truman Capote's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'" will start performances on Broadway in February 2013. He said in a statement that the “goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone — still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember."
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