Hollywood film actor Orlando Bloom is to star in dark comic thriller, Killer Joe, in London’s West End.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor will play a cop who moonlights as a contract killer in Tracy Letts’ multi-award winning, gut twisting thriller.

Killer Joe will play a limited season at Trafalgar Studios, and is directed by Simon Evans whose recent West End productions include The Dazzle and Bug at Found111 and the current production of The Best Man at the Payhouse Theatre starring Martin Shaw & Maureen Lipman.

Bloom is best known for film roles including “Legolas’ in Peter Jackson’s trilogy The Lord of the Rings and The Hobitt, as well as Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down and Kingdom of Heaven, Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown and Wolfgang Peterson’s Troy.

A graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Lord of the Rings actor made his Broadway debut as ‘Romeo’ in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by David Leveaux and his West End debut in 2007 in a revival of David Storey’s 1969 drama In Celebration.

Orlando Bloom said: “I’m always looking for an opportunity to get back on stage, especially in London, the heart of my home. Tracy Lett’s Killer Joe is an incredible, adrenaline-fueled piece of writing, with a dark and gritty character to play.”

Bloom’s will soon star in Amazon’s newest original series Carnival Row, an eight-episode fantasy noir set in a neo-Victorian city that will premiere in 2019.

Full casting for Killer Joe is to be announced.

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Killer Joe is booking from 18 May 2018 until 18 August at Trafalgar Studios 1, London.