It's just been announced that Tony Award-winners James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave are returning to the stage this October to star opposite one another in the Broadway premiere of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy. Redgrave was last seen on Broadway in Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, while Jones made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning play Sunrise at Campobello in 1958, and won a Tony for his performance in original Broadway production of Fences (Denzel Washington just won a Tony for his performance in the same role.)
The Academy Award-winning movie adaptation of Driving Miss Daisy was a big, earnest Hollywood hit, and starred Jessica Tandy as the titular white Jew Daisy, and Morgan Freeman as the titular black driver. "What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them." The movie is perhaps most famous for the [SPOILER ALERT] steamy sex scenes between Freeman and Tandy, which the actress later described as "mind-blowingly dignified."