Riz Ahmed casts himself as Hamlet in “modern” Netflix adaptation 

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When your Hollywood profession is formally tremendous sizzling, like if you happen to simply appeared in a Star Wars film and have become the primary man of Asian descent to ever win an appearing Emmy, you are able to do just about no matter you need. Riz Ahmed occurs to be in that very particular place, and whereas he’s nonetheless acquired this warmth, he’s apparently going to make use of it to make a “modern adaptation” of Hamlet with himself within the lead. That comes from Deadline, which says Ahmed is presently “sealing a take care of Netflix” to make this occur—and contemplating that the streaming service simply stated it needs to dramatically enhance its manufacturing of authentic motion pictures, Ahmed’s timing in all probability couldn’t be higher.

This new model of Hamlet was co-developed with author Mike Lesslie, who Ahmed has identified since school, and it’s set in a modern-day London battling “financial and political uncertainty.” It can reportedly contain “themes of acquainted honor, ethical obligation, and dynastic corruption,” all of which appear fairly normal for Hamlet.

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