- Associated Press - Thursday, March 15, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - The Broadway production of “The Heiress” has found its father figure _ David Strathairn.

Producers announced Thursday that the Emmy Award winner will star in the play opposite Jessica Chastain, who earned an Oscar nomination for her role in “The Help.”

“The Heiress” will open this fall at a theater to be announced. The play is based on the Henry James novel “Washington Square” and became an Academy Award-winning film.

It will be directed by playwright and director Moises Kaufman.

Strathairn was in “Good Night, and Good Luck” and “L.A. Confidential” and won an Emmy for best supporting actor in the HBO project, “Temple Grandin.”