Riz Ahmed Will Play Hamlet In A New Film Adaptation
Riz Ahmed will appear in and produce a new Hamlet adaption directed by Aniel Karia, with whom he previously collaborated on The Long Goodbye.
Riz Ahmed, who starred in Rogue One and Sound of Metal, is scheduled to feature in and produce a new rendition of Hamlet, which will be directed by Aneil Karia. Ahmed and Karia previously collaborated on the Oscar-winning short film The Long Goodbye, which examined the challenging life of South Asian immigrants in the United Kingdom, with Ahmed serving as co-writer and producer. However, once The Academy trimmed the show's duration, the award was relegated to one of the spots in the ceremony that were not televised on television. Surge, Karia's first feature, was also critically lauded and stars Ben Whishaw as an airport worker who has a mental collapse.
According to Deadline, Karia and Ahmed will reunite to tackle William Shakespeare's tale of the Danish prince. Ahmed will play Hamlet, and he will be joined by Morfydd Clark and Joe Alwyn from Saint Maud. This modernized rendition of Hamlet will bring the prince to London's present nightlife scene, where he will attend expensive parties while on a murderous vengeance trip.
Karia and Ahmed are quick to note out that this version of the narrative will deal with privilege and corruption, addressing issues similar to those handled in The Long Goodbye. As a result, it might turn out to be one of the most fascinating and refreshing interpretations on Shakespeare to reach the big screen, extending Riz Ahmed's run of brilliant roles. The Sound of Metal star has continued to rise through the ranks, appearing in award-winning films while forcefully speaking out against Hollywood's terrible depiction of Muslims, making him the ideal choice to bring one of history's most famous characters into the current day.