Tom Hanks desperate to play a Shakespearean villain

November 21st, 2007 - 4:17 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Hollywood actor Tom Hanks is eager to wipe out his nice guy image, by playing a Shakespearean villain.

The Cast Away star recently said that though he has made an ultra-successful career out of playing everyday heroes in films, he wouldnst mind getting rid of his stereotype.

He confessed he would love the chance to star in Othello, playing bad guy Iago.

“There are Shakespearean villains I’d jump at the chance to play, given the right circumstances, Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.

Meanwhile the production on Hanks starrer Angels and Demons, the sequel to the controversial The Da Vinci Code, has been delayed due to the writers strike.

The film, based on a bestselling book by Dan Brown, was originally planned to be released in December 2008 to cash in on the Christmas market. (ANI)

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