Scarlett Johansson on Broadway for 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson (Credit: Getty Images)

Meow! Scarlett Johansson will return to Broadway this December in a sultry role in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

The Woody Allen darling, 27, is set to play Maggie in this production of one of Tennessee Williams' most popular plays.

"Cat" focuses on a Southern family arguing over the riches of their dying patriarch, played by CiarĂ¡n Hinds.

Elizabeth Taylor played Maggie, a housewife saddened by the coldness of her alcoholic husband, Brick, in the famous 1958 film version.

Johansson received a Tony Award in 2010 for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a production of "A View From the Bridge."

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