Michelle Williams will soon be treading the boards, as they say.
The "My Week With Marilyn" star is set for something a little more classical as she's attached to a new adaptation of August Strindberg's stage play, "Miss Julie," according to The Playlist.
"Miss Julie" is a much-celebrated three-character play that takes place at a Count's estate over one midsummer night in 1874, where Miss Julie, an aristocrat, breaks free from society's shackles and dances at a servants' party — and ends up falling for a footman named Jean.
The new film adaptation is set to be directed by Liv Ullmann, Ingmar Bergman's former muse who's been out of the Hollywood spotlight for several years. Michelle Williams' connection with the project — and with Ullmann — was first (vaguely) mentioned in a Vogue profile last fall, which stated that "one of her idols, an actress turned director whose memoir Williams had been carrying around with her wherever she went, offered her a role in an upcoming film adaptation of a nineteenth-century stage classic."
This is a perfect role for Williams, whom we can totally see "degrading" herself by mingling with the help. And Ullmann behind the camera? We have a feeling she may have learned a thing or two from Bergman from over the years.
Michelle Williams will next be seen opposite Seth Rogen in Sarah Polley's "Take This Waltz," opening June 29. We also hope to see her at the San Diego Comic-Con next month to talk about her role as Glinda in "Oz, the Great and Powerful," opening March 8, 2013.