World-renowned director Trevor Nunn is rumoured to be bringing Holly Golightly to the West End with a stage adaptation of cult film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Originally released in 1961, the film version is based on Truman Capote’s 1958 novella of the same name and stars Audrey Hepburn in arguably her most memorable role. Reports claim that Nunn is about to secure a deal which will bring a musical version to the London stage in 2009.

Worryingly for Nunn, David Merrick’s 1966 New York production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s remains one of the most notorious disasters in the history of Broadway musicals, closing after just four nights. It remains to be seen whether Tiffany’s famous diamonds will prove more profitable for Nunn, who recently had a high-profile flop of his own when his stage adaptation of epic film Gone with the Wind closed on 14 June 2008 at the New London theatre after only 79 performances.

And that is not all Nunn has to worry about. The mystery surrounding who will don Holly Golightly's iconic shades and cigarette holder is sure to set tongues wagging all over the West End for months to come.