Tennessee Williams’ forgotten screenplay, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, is going to be hitting the big screen this December with it’s amazing cast (Chris Evans, Ellen Burstyn, Ann-Margret, David Strathairn) and a new leading lady, Bryce Dallas Howard. You may not know that Lindsay Lohan was originally cast to play Fisher, a 1920s Southern débutante with a penchant for diamond earrings and shenanigans, but the equally (albeit less classy) rebellious actress dropped out after she cracked out…again.
Neverfear, Tennessee Williams fans! Bryce Dallas Howard is here to save the day as she did for the next Twilight Saga installment, Eclipse (taking over the role of Victoria from the dayplannerless, Rachelle Lefevre). I think she basically saves every movie she is in (Hello, best part of The Village, Lady in the Water, and As You Like It).
It’s an interesting soup–it’s usually not a good sign if the lead has to be recast and the film is shelved for a year. Then again, they do have a great cast and the epic storyteller’s leading ladies do tend to get nominated for Oscars. That said, was the screenplay “forgotten” for a reason? Check out the trailer below, I think it looks pretty hot, as most things Williams tend to be. I’m into it.Vodpod videos no longer available.