Riz MC Set to Play Hamlet in New Netflix Movie

Arguably, the most sought-after acting role of all time isn't James Bond, or Doctor Who even, but Hamlet - and the latest actor to be linked with it is Emmy award-winner, Riz Ahmed. The actor is planning to do a contemporary version of Shakespear's classic, Hamlet.

The "Night Of" Emmy victor is in talks with Netflix for the streaming service to buy a contemporary retelling of "Hamlet", a project he's been developing with screenwriter friend Mike Lesslie ("Macbeth", "Assassin's Creed").

Not only is Riz slated to star, but he has also had a hand in its production, having helped develop the script with his university friend Michael Lesslie, one of the writers behind the 2015 film adaptation of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

The plan is for Ahmed to star as the tragic protagonist with Netflix financing and distributing.

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The modern adaptation would transplant the story to an economically and politically uncertain London, Deadline reports, and follow a sweeping story of the "intersecting themes of familial honor, moral duty and dynastic corruption".

Ahmed, who also is known for his activism (essay in The Good Immigrant and speech at the House of Commons), will use this project to continue his quest to bring stories and roles with social impact to the forefront.

Jim Wilson, of films like Under the Skin and Attack the Block, will produce.

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