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Timothée Chalamet to star in new London play '4000 Miles'

Actor Timothée Chalamet is heading to London to star in Amy Herzog’s play 4000 Miles which will be showing at The Old Vic in April next year. 

The Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, which will also star Eileen Atkins, will be directed by The Old Vic’s artistic director Matthew Warchus and tell the story of family grief and follows a 21-year-old as he cycles across America with his best friend.

The play, which enjoyed success Off-Broadway in 2011 before returning again in 2012, was a finalist for the 2013 coveted Pulitzer Prize for Drama award. “When Leo Joseph-Connell suffers a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, he seeks solace from his feisty grandmother Vera Joseph in her West Village apartment,” the play’s synopsis reads.

Director Warchus said: “Amy Herzog is one of my favourite living writers,” in a press release before adding: “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 at The Old Vic from April 16 to May 23rd, 2020 and tickets will go on sale from December 3rd.