JUDE LAW, EWAN MCGREGOR and SADIE FROST all turned up, Thursday morning, at The Light Bar, St Martin's Hotel, in London, to launch Natural Nylon Theater Company Ltd, a joint venture of their film company Natural Nylon with the Ambassador Theatre Group. They also announced a development deal with the Young Vic Theatre Company.
The theatre company has been formed to produce a range of drama, comedy and mid-scale musicals on the British stage. It intends to commission new writers as well as producing revivals of old classics.
Several of Natural Nylon's theatre projects will be staged in collaboration with the Young Vic Theater Company. Where possible Natural Nylon's projects will be evolved from stage to screen.
The first projects include a new production of 'Dr Faustus', a new adaptation of Chekhov's 'Three Sisters', to be written by Christopher Hampton and a new production of 'The Collector', adapted by Mark Healy from the novel by John Fowles.
Natural Nylon Entertainment was formed by EWAN MCGREGOR, JUDE LAW, SADIE FROST, JONNY LEE MILLER and SEAN PERTWEE in an effort to make more British films.
'NORA', about the woman who inspired James Joyce's character in Ulysses, Molly Bloom, was the first production from Natural Nylon Entertainment. It starred McGregor, who also co-produced. The company also invested in David Cronenberg's 'eXistenZ', made 'XX/XY' and is developing a second literary bio-pic 'MARLOWE' - about the life of writer Christopher Marlowe.
Jude Law, who is married to Sadie Frost, stars in the opening film at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, Jean-Jacques Annaud's 'Enemy at the Gates', a World War II drama set during the 1942 battle of Stalingrad. His other credits include 'The Talented Mr Ripley', 'eXistenZ', 'Gattaca' and 'Wilde'. He is currently starring in 'AI', Stephen Spielberg's latest film, based on a screenplay by Stanley Kubrick.
Ewan McGregor has just finished scenes on the latest episode in the new Star Wars trilogy.
The Ambassador Theatre Group, with 9 theaters, is the second biggest theatre-owning group in London's West End. Their West End productions include 'The Weir', 'The Rocky Horror Show' and 'Stones in His Pockets'.