Oscar Isaac to play Hamlet in off-Broadway

New York, March 5 (IANS) Actor Oscar Isaac is set to star in theatre director Sam Gold’s version of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at the Theatre For A New Audience in Brooklyn next year.

The 36-year-old has taken on the iconic role as the Danish prince in the off-Broadway version of Shakespeare’s play, reports dailymail.co.uk.

However, Bruce Cohen, a spokesperson for the theatre, says there is “no information” regarding the show at present.

The star is well-versed when it comes to doing theatre work having performed in a number of shows including “Romeo and Juliet”, “We Live Here”, “Grace”, “Two Gentlemen of Verona” and “Beauty of The Father”.

Isaac is currently shooting for “Star Wars: Episode VIII” here, in which he plays X-wing fighter pilot Poe Dameron.

The sequel to “The Force Awakens” is scheduled for release on December 15, 2017.

He will next be seen playing villainous mutant Apocalypse in superhero movie “X-Men: Apocalypse”, which will release in May this year.

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