Timothee Chalamet's West End Stage Debut Canceled After Two Years of Delay
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The 'Call Me by Your Name' actor was initially set to star alongside Dame Eileen Atkins in an adaptation of Amy Herzog's acclaimed play '4,000 Miles' at London's The Old Vic theater.

AceShowbiz - Timothee Chalamet's West End debut has been canceled. The actor playing Paul Atreides in "Dune" was initially set to star alongside Dame Eileen Atkins in an adaptation of Amy Herzog's acclaimed play "4,000 Miles" at London's The Old Vic theater.

The stage show was set to kick off in April 2020, but it was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite an "enormous amount of effort" to get it on stage, it has been "impossible" to get everyone's schedules aligned to re-book the dates, and sadly the plug had to be pulled.

"Following the postponement of '4,000 Miles' due to the pandemic," a statement from The Old Vic read, "and despite an enormous amount of effort from all involved, we have now sadly and reluctantly concluded that we are unable to reschedule the production at a time possible for everyone involved."

"After two years of trying hard to make it work, it has proved impossible," The Old Vic continued explaining. "We're sorry not to have better news, and we want to thank our audiences for their continued patience and understanding."

Timothee, 26, was cast as Leo in the dramatic comedy about navigating loss. The play's plot read, "At the beginning of the summer 21-year-old Leo set out from the West Coast cycling across America with his best friend." It continued, "After weeks of radio silence, no one is more surprised than his 91-year-old grandmother, Vera, when Leo turns up on her Manhattan doorstep in the middle of the night... His life just starting, hers nearly ended, in a faded Greenwich Village apartment their griefs collide."

"4000 Miles" first debuted off-Broadway in 2011 and was nominated for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Timothee's upcoming projects include "Wonka", the sequel to "Dune: Part Two" and "Bones and All".

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