The Force Awakens star returns to Shakespeare

Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in  The Force Awakens .
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens .

Oscar Isaac is set to star as Hamlet.

The 36-year-old actor has taken on the iconic role as the Danish prince in a Sam Gold-directed off-Broadway version of Shakespeare's play, according to the Daily Mail newspaper.

He will take to the stage at the Theatre For A New Audience venue in Brooklyn, New York, next year with the production set to start in the Spring of 2017.

However, Bruce Cohen, a spokesperson for the theatre says there is "no information" regarding the show at present.

The hunky star is well versed when it comes to doing theatre work having performed in a number of shows including Romeo and Juliet, We Live Here, Grace, Two Gentlemen of Verona and Beauty of The Father, and he also previously studied at the Juilliard School for performing arts in New York.

Isaac is currently in London shooting Star Wars: Episode VIII, in which he plays X-wing fighter pilot Poe Dameron.

The sequel to The Force Awakens is scheduled for release on December 15, 2017.
He will next be seen playing villainous mutant Apocalypse in superhero movie X-Men: Apocalypse, which hits cinemas in May.

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