The Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The Violet Hour) has adapted Truman Capote’s revered 1958 novella "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" for the stage. The play, which will have its world premiere at Broadway’s Shubert Theater this February, will star Emilia Clarke from "Game of Thrones" as Holly Golightly, a young socialite in New York. This role was famously played by Audrey Hepburn, so we're curious how this young actress will take to the role.
Casting Clarke as Golightly is no accident, however. It seems that Greenberg is interested in taking some chances with the adaptation. “The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone -- still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember,” Greenberg stated in the press release.
Alan Schwartz of the Truman Capote Literary Trust expressed his enthusiasm for the production in a statement, noting that "Mr. Greenberg has beautifully translated everything that is glorious about this story and its characters to the stage."
Are you excited for the fresh adaptation, readers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section, and check out this slideshow of stills from the movie below.
Audrey Hepburn acting with actor George Peppard in the film 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. USA, 1960 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Audrey Hepburn With George Peppard
Audrey Hepburn acting with George Peppard in the film 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. USA, 1960 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
June 1961: Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) stops for lunch on Fifth Avenue in New York during location filming for 'Breakfast At Tiffany's', directed by Blake Edwards in which she stars as Holly Golightly. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)
June 1961: Actors take a break on a New York Street, during location filming for 'Breakfast At Tiffany's', directed by Blake Edwards. Centre left is leading man, George Peppard (1928 - 1994) and centre right is Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993), who plays Holly Golightly. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Actress Audrey Hepburn and dog in the film 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
View of a poster for 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' with Audrey Hepburn (1961), estimated between 2,000 and 2,500 from the Jose Ma. Carpio poster collection at Bonhams and Butterfields' office in Hollywood, California, 07 December 2007. The poster will be on auction 09 December 2007. (AFP PHOTO GABRIEL BOUYS)
The dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's and designed by Hubert de Givenchy is on show at the Chateau d'Haroue on May 5, 2010. The Haut Couture show of dresses, opening this weekend brings together creations by a number of designers from over thirty years of fashion. (AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN)
In this 1961 file image released by Paramount Pictures, George Peppard, left, and Audrey Hepburn are shown in a scene from, "Breakfast at Tiffany's," directed by Blake Edwards. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures)
Emilia Clarke will star as Holly Golightly in the new stage adaptation.
This Sept. 23, 2012 file photo shows Emilia Clarke from "Game of Thrones" arriving at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Producers said Wednesday that a new adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's is aiming for a Shubert theater in New York City in February 2013. The stage adaption of Truman Capote's classic novella will star Emilia Clarke of HBO's Game of Thrones as Golightly, a role Audrey Hepburn played in the 1961 movie. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)
Correction: In an earlier version of this article, we incorrectly stated that Greenberg won the Pulitzer Prize. We regret the error.
Also on HuffPost: