Daniel Craig to Play Villainous Iago of ‘Othello’ on Theatre Stage
Off-Broadway production is all set to bring Shakespeare’s “Othello” to life next autumn with Daniel Craig as villain Iago and David Oyelowo as hero Othello. Read for more information.
The winner of this year’s Tony award for Fun Home, Sam Gold will be the helmer for the same and he confirmed about having a discussion with Craig related to a theater project before discussing the same with “Selma” fame actor Oyelowo. The New York Theater Workshop (NYTW) will stage the play and its artistic director James Nicola also confirmed about his discussion with Gold about the same.
“When Sam Gold came to us with the beginning sketches of this production, with these two sublime actors, it seemed the perfect next step for us to take together,” the NYTW’s artistic director Nicola said in a discussion with Deadline.
When asked by the New York Times about why “Othello” and what it means to him, the director said, “Othello, for me, is the Shakespeare that when I watch, I feel the most involved – I care the most about the people, and have the simplest connection on a gut level, so I wanted to start there. But I’ll do more of them.”
Till now, only Craig and Oyelowo’s names are in picture for the play and the team has yet to decide about other stars for it which will be performed in a 199-seats theater from where Gold started his career as director in 2007. Well, it will be a really nice experience to see the secret agent in a villainous role and that to on stage. So, let us wish theater Iago and Othello all the very best.
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