Andrew Rattenbury’s stage adaptation of erotic American thriller The Postman Always Rings Twice, which had its world premiere in October at Leeds’ West Yorkshire Playhouse (See News, 22 Sep 2004), is expected to come to the West End at the end of May. Albeit with a rather major cast change. While Charlotte Emmerson (The Coast of Utopia, Baby Doll) is likely to reprise the part of Cora, the bored wife of a 1930s roadside diner owner, the role of drifter Frank, who shakes up her drab existence (taken by Patrick O'Kane in Leeds), is tipped to be filled in London by Hollywood star Val Kilmer (Batman Forever, The Saint, Tombstone, Top Gun). With its mix of eroticism and violence, James M Cain’s novel The Postman Always Rings Twice caused moral outrage in the US when it was first published in 1934. Hollywood has twice filmed the steamy tale: in 1946 with Lana Turner and John Garfield; in 1981, with Jessica Lange and Jack Nicholson.