Jason Sudeikis to play Robin Williams' role in Dead Poets Society

2016-08-17 18:00

New York — Former Saturday Night Live star Jason Sudeikis will lead the cast of the world premiere stage adaptation of Dead Poets Society.

Classic Stage Company said Tuesday that the Horrible Bosses and The Last Man on Earth actor will play the same inspirational teacher John Keating that Robin Williams played in the hit film.

The story is about a straight-laced, conformist boys' prep school whose harmony is disturbed when Keating arrives to teach English. Performances begin in October. More cast members will be announced later.

Academy Award winner Tom Schulman is adapting his screenplay Dead Poets Society for the stage and Classic Stage Company incoming artistic director John Doyle will direct.

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