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Riz Ahmed Could Be the Hamlet for a New Generation

Riz Ahmed is reportedly in talks to play Hamlet in a modern film from Netflix Riz Ahmed is reportedly in talks to play Hamlet in a modern film from Netflix
Freda Brock | 17 October, 2017, 21:45

The story will take place in modern-day London and incorporate the questionable political and economic landscapes of today. As per the reports in Deadline, "The actor is sealing a deal with Netflix to star in this contemporary adaptation of Hamlet".

If you were to sleep, perchance you wouldn't dream of a better actor to star as Hamlet in a modern adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare play. - As the traditional story goes, Prince Hamlet plans an elaborate revenge against his usurper king uncle after encountering his ghostly king father, who reveals that he was murdered by his brother, who took his throne and married his wife.

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Ahmed is developing the film himself with college friend Mike Lesslie (the 2015 Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender) penning the script and Jim Wilson (Under the Skin) producing. Lesslie has a few films in the pipeline with the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring thriller Rogue Male and a psychological thriller mystery project, called Haven. And now, Riz Ahmed-star of HBO's The Night Of, for which he won an Emmy, and of Charli XCX's music video "Boys", itself essentially a primer on the genre-is reportedly in talks to star in Netflix's proposed big-screen adaptation of the play, according to Deadline. Netflix would finance and distribute.

The actor is also set to star in Sony's upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Venom alongside Tom Hardy.

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