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Denzel Washington, Jake Gyllenhaal to star in Broadway revival of 'Othello'

Denzel Washington will star in an upcoming production of the William Shakespeare play, "Othello." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Denzel Washington will star in an upcoming production of the William Shakespeare play, "Othello." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

March 6 (UPI) -- Denzel Washington and Jake Gyllenhaal will star in a Broadway revival of Othello.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Washington and Gyllenhaal will play Othello and Iago, respectively, in the upcoming production of the William Shakespeare play.

Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the plans.

The Othello revival will be directed by Kenny Leon and produced by Brian Moreland. The play will open at a yet-to-be-announced Shubert Theatre location in spring 2025.

Leon is a Tony Award winner who previously directed Washington in Fences and A Raisin in the Sun.

Jake Gyllenhaal attends the LACMA Art+Film gala in 2021. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Jake Gyllenhaal attends the LACMA Art+Film gala in 2021. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Washington's other theater credits include Julius Caesar, Checkmates and Iceman Cometh, while Gyllenhaal has appeared in Constellation, Sunday in the Park with George and Sea Wall/A Life.

On the big screen, Washington will next appear in Gladiator 2, while Gyllenhaal will star in a remake of Road House.

Denzel Washington attends the Los Angeles premiere of "The Tragedy of Macbeth" in 2021. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Denzel Washington attends the Los Angeles premiere of "The Tragedy of Macbeth" in 2021. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI