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Tom Hiddleston's ready to tread the boards again. And on familiar ground.
The busy Avengers star has been cast in Shakespeare's not-so-frequently-performed tragedy Coriolanus, set to open at Donmar Warehouse in London's West End in December.
Following a seemingly nonstop spate of Hollywood movie roles, in particular his fan-favorite turn as Loki in Thor, The Avengers and the upcoming Thor sequel, the 32-year-old native Londoner is heading back to his theatrical roots to portray Shakespeare's complex Roman general in the bloody play.
Of course this isn't the first time the classically trained thesp has tackled the Bard, most recently playing Henry V in the BBC's adaptation The Hollow Crown.