Scarlett Johansson returning to Broadway in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

Scarlett Johansson speaks to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 6, 2012.

(CBS/AP) Scarlett Johansson will return to Broadway this winter, playing Maggie the Cat in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

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Benjamin Walker, who starred in "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," will play her husband Brick, Ciaran Hinds plays Big Daddy and Debra Monk will be Big Mama, producers announced Thursday. The production will be directed by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford.

On the news of the announcement, Johansson said: "I am so thrilled to return to Broadway and feel incredibly fortunate to be doing so with Rob Ashford and such gifted actors."

This will be Johansson's first time back on Broadway since her Tony-winning performance in the Arthur Miller play "A View from a Bridge" opposite Liev Schreiber in 2010.

The new "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" will begin previews at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Dec. 18 and open on Jan. 17. It marks the play's fifth revival on Broadway and one four years after Anika Noni Rose played Maggie.

Johansson's films include "Lost in Translation," "Match Point" and "We Bought a Zoo."


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