Riz Ahmed’s ‘Hamlet’ in Development!

Riz Ahmed’s ‘Hamlet’ in Development!

You might know him from Venom, Star Wars: Rogue One, or even as the guy who died a hilarious death on Nightcrawler (an appropriate qualification for his upcoming role), but Riz Ahmed is now on his way to becoming the iconic Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Variety reports that while promoting Englistan, his new BBC series, Ahmed also confirmed that his adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy is currently in development. The project originally began with Ahmed and writer Mike Lesslie (Macbeth, Assassins Creed). The two had met during their college years.   Image via ThoughtCo   The adaptation is expected to …

Riz Ahmed to Be or Not to Be Netflix’s New Hamlet

Riz Ahmed to Be or Not to Be Netflix’s New Hamlet

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Between HBO’s The Night Of (for which he won an Emmy) and Star Wars: Rogue One, the past year has been good to Riz Ahmed. And the future’s looking even better. It’s just been announced that Ahmed may star in Netflix’s contemporary Hamlet.   Co-adapted by Ahmed and screenwriter Mike Lesslie (Macbeth and Assassin’s Creed), the new adaptation will bring Shakespeare’s play into contemporary London. The new take promises to tackle economic, political, and racial issues, according to Deadline.   Ahmed delivered a speech in the annual diversity lecture in parliament earlier this year in which he spoke about the …