Bamigboye reports that Smith's casting is far from a done deal and that she is to meet with director Michael Mayer tomorrow (12th June).
Smith previously starred in The Little Shop of Horrors at the Menier and went on to win an Olivier Award for her portrayal of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.
She won her second Olivier Award for Trevor Nunn's production of Flare Path (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Smith's theatre credits also include: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Noel Coward/Regent's Park), Hedda Gabler (Old Vic), Tinderbox (Bush), The People Are Friendly (Royal Court), Ancient Lights (Hampstead) and Into The Woods (Donmar).
On screen, Smith has received tremendous acclaim for her performances in The C Word, Cilla, The 7.39, and Mrs Biggs. Her screen credits also include: Jonathan Creek, The Harry Hill Movie, Mr. Stink, Gavin & Stacey, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Benidorm and The Royle Family.
Please note nothing is yet confirmed.