Don Cheadle, star of the hit films Traffic and Out of Sight, could well be heading to a major off-West End theatre next year. Cheadle is about to open in New York in a new drama entitled Topdog/Underdog written by Suzan-Lori Parks, and there's already interest in bringing the production over next spring to one of London's main venues beyond the West End. Described as a "darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity", the play relates the experiences of two people forced to confront the harsh reality of their future. Parks is also the author of The America Play and In the Blood. A stage director, screenwriter and musician, Cheadle found early recognition as an actor in the TV series Fame. His other US stage appearances include The Grapes of Wrath (in Minneapolis) and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (Chicago).