Oscar Isaac to play Hamlet in off-Broadway

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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.

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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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