Scandal star Tony Goldwyn has sparked rumours he is heading back to the stage after taking part in a reading for a musical version of Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil.

Goldwyn recently joined Tony Award-winning director Rob Ashford and a cast including Roots actress Leslie Uggams, As the World Turns' Michael Park and The Carrie Diaries' Jake Robinson to read through the play, an adaptation of John Berendt's bestselling 1994 non-fiction.

A workshop is reportedly set to take place in September (14), with plans to test the show in London before taking it to Broadway.

However, casting details for the proposed theatre runs have yet to be released, reports

The Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil book, based on the real-life death of a call boy and his accused murderer in Savannah, Georgia in 1981, was previously turned into 1997 Clint Eastwood film starring John Cusack and Kevin Spacey.

Goldwyn previously graced the stage in a 2010 Broadway revival of Promises, Promises, while he also tested his vocal skills as Captain von Trapp in a concert performance of The Sound of Music at New York's Carnegie Hall in 2012.