Rebecca Hall, fresh off her turn as a brilliant biologist in "Iron Man 3," will make her Broadway debut playing a murderess in a revival of "Machinal."

Penned by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell, the expressionist drama is based on the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, who was executed after helping her lover kill her husband. The play debuted on Broadway in 1928 in a staging that costarred a then-unknown Clark Gable.

Previews begin Dec. 20 ahead of a Jan. 16 opening at the Roundabout’s American Airlines Theater. Lyndsey Turner will direct.

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Hall is no stranger to the stage. The actress has starred in several London productions directed by her father, Peter Hall, a stage director and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

On this side of the pond, she recently performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Bridge Project productions of “The Winter’s Tale” and “The Cherry Orchard.”

On screen, Hall appeared in Ben Affleck's "The Town" and earned a Golden Globe nomination for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” She recently she appeared in the BBC and HBO series "Parade's End" with Benedict Cumberbatch.

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