David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig are headed to the New York stage: The two Brits have just joined an Off Broadway production of Shakespeare’s Othello, to begin showing in fall 2016. Oyelowo will play the titular general, while Craig will play his nemesis Iago. The play, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold (Fun Home), is expected to have a limited run at the New York Theatre Workshop with dates to be announced later. Before Craig makes his Off Broadway debut in Othello, he’ll next be seen as James Bond in Spectre (a role he’s less than thrilled to possibly reprise), while Oyelowo can currently be heard voicing 007 in the audio book for the new Bond novel Trigger Mortis. Maybe it is a coincidence or maybe … double-O seven … two Os … OthellO. It was there all along; right before our eyes.
The British are coming. Photo: Getty Images