Never one to dodge alien conspiracies, sex or controversy, David Duchovny has signed on to play the lead role in Neil LaBute’s new play The Break of Noon. Duchovny, pictured above frolicking with his innovatively named son Kyd on Saturday July 3rd, 2010, is set to open the play at the off-Broadway Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York in October.
Playwright LaBute’s work tends to focus on the dark side of the human condition, in the past his films and plays have revolved around the sex lives of suburbanites and Latter Day saints indulging in scenes of extreme violence – not to mention the fact that LaBeut himself is quite frequently accused of misogyny among other things.
The Break of Noon revolves around everyman John Smith who survives an office shooting and undergoes a spiritual transformation.
Considering Duchovny’s recent exposure as a sex-addict, one might think that he would attempt to play it safe. Apparently playing a sex-crazed professor in Showtime series Californication isn’t shocking enough. Although in a way, his indifference to public perception is utterly endearing. In this increasingly robotic land of celebrity, his nonchalance is weirdly commendable. Go team Mulder!