Get ready for some drama! The long-awaited stage adaptation of the 1950s film, All About Eve, will take the stage next year. Lily James and Gillian Anderson will return to the deck in the world premiere of West End version of the movie.

All About Eve Oscar Nominations

Based on Mary Orr’s original play, The Wisdom Of Eve, the film was nominated for 14 Oscars. It is the only movie in Academy Awards history to receive four female acting nominations, two each for Best Actress & Best Supporting Actress. The film starred Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm and featured Marilyn Monroe.

Lily James Movies

Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of the 1950 film will be using the original music from PJ Harvey. BAFTA-winning actress, Lily James will portray the role of Eve Harrington, Margo Channing’s fan, who is portrayed by Gillian Anderson. For Lily, who is mostly recognized for her portraying the titular role in the 2015 movie, Cinderella, All About Eve will be her fifth stage performance.  Recently, Lily had appeared as Donna in Mamma Mia! prequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, as a younger version of Meryl Streep.

Dating Life

Lilly has been in a romantic relationship with English actor Matt Smith since 2014.  She surprised her fans earlier this year when she stepped out with an enormous diamond ring during BAFTAs red carpet.

Apart from Anderson and James, Monica Dolan, Rhashan Stone, and Sheila Reid are other casts of the play. The play will take the stage at the Noel Coward Theatre from February 2 for 14 weeks.