A couple of big-time movie stars will be appearing off-Broadway next fall when Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo star in a production of William Shakespeare’sOthello at New York Theatre Workshop.
Sam Gold, a Tony-winner for Fun Home will direct the tragedy, with Selma star Oyelowo playing the title role and super spy 007 Craig as Iago. The show is slated for autumn 2016 and additional casting will be announced later.
Like Hamlet and Macbeth, Othello is a Shakespearean protagonist driven mad by suspicion and fear. In the play, Othello’s trusted lieutenant spins a web to make him doubt his wife’s fidelity.
Craig plays James Bond in Spectre out next month and Oyelowo is next slated to co-star with Zoe Saldana in Nina about singer Nina Simone.
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