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Jason Sudeikis to play The Dead Poets Society’s John Keating for stage

Actor-comedian Jason Sudeikis is all set to play John Keating — a character made popular by late Robin Williams, who played it in the iconic 1989 film The Dead Poets Society — in a stage adaptation of the movie.

art and culture Updated: Aug 18, 2016 13:12 IST
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The play, based on the iconic 1989 film, The Dead Poets Society, will officially open to the audiences on November 17.
The play, based on the iconic 1989 film, The Dead Poets Society, will officially open to the audiences on November 17.(Shutterstock)

Actor-comedian Jason Sudeikis is all set to play John Keating — a character made popular by late Robin Williams, who played it in the iconic 1989 film The Dead Poets Society — in a stage adaptation of the movie.

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Off-Broadway nonprofit Classic Stage Company will present an adaptation of the Oscar-winning director Tom Schulman’s 1989 screenplay, reported Deadline.

Performances are slated to begin October 27, with an official opening November 17.

The story, set in an all-boys prep school, is about professor Keating, who has an off-beat approach to education and encourages his students to live life passionately.

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Sudeikis’ upcoming films include the sci-fi thriller “Colossal” where he stars opposite Anne Hathaway and Kodachrome with Ed Harris.

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