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Hiddleston CORIOLANUS Poster Unveiled


AVENGERS star and thespian Tom Hiddleston is taking on yet another of the Bard's best roles in the upcoming Donmar Warehouse production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS and the popular personality has taken to Twitter to share some quotes and a first look at the poster for the highly anticipated new production.

A bare-chested Hiddleston is strewn with plasma as the grisly background depicts further streaks of ribboning plasma juxtaposed with stark white.

Also, Hiddleston took to Twitter to share his enthusiasm for the project, as well, writing, "Coriolanus. Broadcast live from @DonmarWarehouse to cinemas around the world. January 30, 2014. @ntlive"

Check out the original post on Twitter here.

Hiddleston will take on the title role in the war-themed tragedy at the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End, running December 6 through February 8.

The production will be directed by Josie Rourke. Tickets go on sale June 25.

The official synopsis of CORIOLANUS as per the Donmar Warehouse is as follows: "When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens' hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people."

Additionally, CORIOLANUS will be filmed and broadcast as part of National Theatre Live on January 30, 2014.

Hiddleston previously starred in Shakespeare's OTHELLO and CYMBELINE onstage, as well as in BBC's THE HOLLOW CROWN film series last year, portraying Prince Hal in HENRY IV Parts 1 and 2 as well as HENRY V.

For more information, check out the Donmar Warehouse CORIOLANUS site here.

View the first promotional image for Hiddleston in CORIOLANUS below.

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