NEW YORK (AP) — 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’s “Othello” 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 fall 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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