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Orlando Bloom to star in Killer Joe at Trafalgar Studios

Orlando Bloom. Photo by Amanda Friedman

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ORLANDO Bloom (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, the Pirates of the Caribbean series) is to star in Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe, which runs at Trafalgar Studios for a strictly limited 13-week season – from Friday, May 18 to Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Bloom will play Joe Cooper, a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in this blackly comic thriller.

The Smith family hatch a plan to murder their estranged matriarch for her insurance money. They hire Joe Cooper, a police detective and part-time contract killer, to do the job. But once he enters their trailer home and comes face to face with their innocent daughter, the plan spirals out of control…

Described as a tense, gut-twisting thriller, Killer Joe will be directed by Simon Evans (The Dazzle and Bug, Found111, The Best Man, Playhouse Theatre) and asks where the moral line is drawn in the fight for survival.

Killer Joe contains adult themes and is therefore suitable for ages 16+.

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Photo by Amanda Friedman.

Also at Trafalgar Studios: The Grinning Man (until May 5) and Katy Brand’s debut play 3Women, starring Anita Dobson (May 15 to June 9, 2018).