What's the millennial equivalent of those '70s showbiz backwaters Fantasy Island and Love Boat? Apparently, the London stage.
Look which "where are they now" stars are making a comeback: Macaulay Culkin and Daryl Hannah.
Instead of prepping Home Alone 4 or Splash 2, the two are going to strut their stuff on the British boards.
Mac is in negotiations to make his London stage debut opposite Irene Jacob in the new play Madame Melville, about a 15-year-old in Paris who — ooh la la — has an affair with his French instructor.
The 19-year-old's been absent from showbiz since the 1996 film Getting Even With Dad.
Daryl Does Marilyn Hannah, meanwhile, is taking on one of Marilyn Monroe's most famous film roles, in The Seven Year Itch, and — as Nicole Kidman and Kathleen Turner did in their still-talked-about performances — the ex-mermaid may go au naturel.
However, don't look for the famous moment from the 1955 film, in which Marilyn's white dress blew up to reveal her million-dollar gams. The payoff in this production would be a seduction scene, in which Hannah may or may not strip down.
"The scene in the play doesn't specify whether she takes off her nightclothes or if they stay on. It will be up to [director] Mike Radford and Daryl to decide what's appropriate," producer Laurence Myers said.
The Seven Year Itch and Madame Melville are both set to open in October.
Kidman Eyes London Return And speaking of Nicole Kidman, the Aussie-born actress, who created a sensation with The Blue Room, may return to the London stage, according to the New York Post.
This time, the 33-year-old beauty would likely keep her clothes on: The play in question is The Lady From the Sea, by Henrik Ibsen, whose works usually don't call for dropping trou.
The play is slated for a run this spring at London's National Theater.
Lady tells the story of a beautiful young woman who is in a loveless marriage until the love of her life, a scandal-racked sailor, returns from a 10-year absence.
If Kidman does the revival in London, it's a sure thing that Broadway will want her too, even if she does keep all her clothes on.
"There's a lot of prestige attached to doing a play in London," one top theater agent told the Post. "And if it doesn't work, it's not as embarrassing as bombing on Broadway."
That's small consolation to Jerry Hall, who received nothing but poison pen letters after taking over for Turner in the London production of The Graduate.
Reuters contributed to this story.