LONDON — “Downton Abbey” star Michelle Dockery is swapping one aristocratic world for another in a new production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.”
Dockery is scheduled to appear alongside Dominic West and Janet McTeer in Christopher Hampton’s play about nobles fighting a battle of sexual wiles in 18th-century France.
The production, directed by Josie Rourke, opens at London’s Donmar Warehouse in December.
Dockery plays Lady Mary Crawley in TV costume drama “Downton Abbey,” which is currently filming its sixth and final season.
The Donmar also announced Wednesday that its all-female production of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV,” starring Harriet Walter, will play at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York in November.
NEW YORK — George R.R. Martin is joining the adult coloring book game.
Bantam announced recently that Martin will be overseeing the release of the “Game of Thrones Coloring Book,” featuring 45 new black-and-white illustrations by leading fantasy illustrators that are inspired by his “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels.
The book is scheduled for release this fall and represents another interim project from Martin as his millions of fans await the next installment of his series.
Last year, Martin collaborated on “The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones,” an illustrated guide.
Adult coloring books have been one of this year’s hottest genres, led by Johanna Basford’s “Enchanted Forest” and “Secret Garden.”
NEW YORK — Clint Eastwood will follow his box-office sensation “American Sniper” with a biopic of pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
Warner Bros. announced that Eastwood will direct and produce the not-yet-titled drama as his next film. The film is to be adapted from Sullenberger’s 2009 memoir, “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters,” which chronicled his personal history before he famously landed a US Airways plane in the Hudson River in New York in 2009.
“I am very glad my story is in the hands of gifted storyteller and filmmaker Clint Eastwood,” Sullenberger said in a statement.
It will be Eastwood’s first film after the biggest box-office hit of his career. The Oscar-winning “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, made $543.4 million globally for Warner Bros. and became the top domestic release of 2014.