Riz Ahmed Up For Netflix’s “Hamlet”

Riz Ahmed (“Rogue One,” “Nightcrawler”) is closing a deal to star in a contemporary adaptation of “Hamlet” for streaming giant Netflix who will finance and distribute.

Set in a modern-day London of economic and political uncertainty, the story follows the intersecting themes of familial honor, moral duty and dynastic corruption.

Ahmed is coming off his Emmy win for HBO’s “The Night Of”. Jim Wilson (“Under the Skin,” “Attack the Block”) will produce.

Source: Deadline