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Oscar Isaac, famous for playing fighter pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is going back to his roots. The actor is eyeing a return to the New York stage in Hamlet, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail.
Isaac says he was inspired by his performance in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse to take on the role of the troubled Danish prince, according to the newspaper. He plays evil mutant En Sabah Nur (the Apocalypse of the title) in the movie and even holds a human skull a la Shakespeare’s Yorick on the movie poster.
Isaac is no stranger to off-Broadway or classical theater. The Juilliard graduate’s theater credits include Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona, We Live Here, Grace and Beauty of the Father.
No word yet on dates or further casting for Hamlet; a spokesperson for the theater company said he had “no information” about the production, though it seems to be eyeing a bow in spring 2017.