Timothée Chalamet and Eileen Atkins to star in 4000 Miles at the Old Vic
The play tells the story of Leo, a 21-year-old who has cycled across the United States, ending up on the doorstep of his 91-year-old grandmother's Greenwich Village apartment. First staged in 2011, 4000 Miles was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013.
4000 Miles will begin previews at the Old Vic from 6th April, ahead of an official opening night on 16th April and will run to 23rd May 2020.
Timothée Chalamet will make his London stage debut as Leo, previously starring in an off-Broadway production of Prodigal Son in 2016. Chalamet was nominated or an Academy Award in 2018 for his role in Luca Guadagnino's coming-of-age film Call Me By Your Name, with other film credits including The King, Little Women and Interstellar.
Olivier Award winner Eileen Atkins will play Vera in 4000 Miles, having recently starried in Florian Zeller's The Height of the Storm at the Wyndham's Theatre. At the Old Vic, Atkins has starred in The Lady's Not For Burning and Sargeant Musgrave's Dance, with further theatre credits including The Unexpected Man, The Birthday and The Winter's Tale.
Ahead of the show opening, the Old Vic's artistic director Matthew Warchus said: "Amy Herzog is one of my favourite living writers - she writes with a deceptively powerful simplicity, full of extraordinary grace, precision and radiance. I'm very much looking forward to working with this exceptional cast on her gorgeous play which abounds with intimate beauty and truth".
4000 Miles will be performed at the Old Vic as part of Warchus' fifth season, including the return of A Christmas Carol as well as a revival of Samuel Beckett's Endgame and the world premiere of Local Hero.
4000 Miles tickets will go on sale in December.
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