Timothée Chalamet is to make his West End debut in the new Old Vic production of Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominated play ‘4000 Miles’.
Chalamet will star alongside Eileen Atkins (“The Crown,” “Gosford Park”, «The Hours”) and will play 21-year-old Leo, who vanishes while cycling across the United States with his best friend. After a few weeks of radio silence, Leo suddenly appears on his 91-year-old grandmother Vera’s doorstep in the middle of the night. So what happened to him? His life is only starting, hers – nearly ended, Leo and Vera grieve in a faded Greenwich Village apartment.
Timothée Chalamet is a 24-year-old American actor and a new Hollywood star, his performance in Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Call Me by Your Name’ film earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, making him one of the youngest nominees in the category. Chalamet can currently be seen in “The King” on Netflix, and his upcoming film roles include Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the sci-fi “Dune”, “Call Me by Your Name” sequel “Find Me”, and Wes Anderson’s drama “The French Dispatch”.
Previously Chalamet took part in the ‘Prodigal Son’ at Manhattan Theater Club, aside from that Chalamet is new to the theatre stage.
Matthew Warchus, who will direct the ‘4000 miles’ play, met Chalamet when he was in London, and gave him a tour of the theatre. Warchus said Chalamet is a “phenomenally intelligent young man” who is “excited” about the prospect of starring in the play.
“4000 Miles” by Amy Herzog ran Off-Broadway in 2011 and 2012, then her play was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013.
Matthew Warchus says: ‘Amy Herzog is one of my favourite living writers – she writes with a deceptively powerful simplicity, full of extraordinary grace, precision and radiance. I’m very much looking forward to working with this exceptional cast on her gorgeous play which abounds with intimate beauty and truth.’
4000 miles will run from April 16 to May 23, 2020 with previews from April 6,2020 at the Old Vic Theatre .