On Wednesday, the Avengers: Infinity War star shared a tweet, just his second this year, featuring a short dramatic clip of himself that had fans everywhere speculating. The next day, the Jamie Lloyd Company revealed on Twitter that the leading man will be starring in an updated stage production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal. The play opens March 5 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London and general admission tickets go on sale on Nov. 30. The production will only run for 12 weeks.
In the aforementioned video, the 37-year-old thespian strolls through a beautifully lit London tunnel littered with trash cans and covered in graffiti. Warm tones play as he strolls ever closer to the camera, coming into focus. He’s wearing a white-collared shirt and jacket and looking positively downcast. In the end, he begins to cry as the play's title appears. The Jamie Lloyd Company's tweet included a new video featuring a closeup of Hiddleston's tearful expression.
Hiddleston has long been a devout fan of Pinter, having appeared at a London gala honoring the revered playwright just last month.
“Pinter’s writing really stood out as something else, something different, something lean and spare, and with a very distinctive voice that kept drawing me back,” he said in an interview at the gathering. “But I think the reason he had such an impact on our cultural landscape and the reason there’s a theater with his name on it is because of the breadth and range of his writing. That he could be funny and profound and absurd and honest and real.”
Betrayal tells the story of a years-spanning affair in the 1970s between a married man and woman, but told non-chronologically.