Orlando Bloom plays title role in Killer Joe

Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom will lead the cast in a black comedy thriller, Killer Joe, in London’s West End.

Directed by Simon Evans, Killer Joe will be at Trafalgar Studios from May 18 until August 18.

The show tells the tale of the Smith family’s 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 the plan spirals out of control.

As well as Bloom in the title role, the play stars Sophie Cookson as Dottie, Adam Gillen as Chris, Neve McIntosh as Sharla and Steffan Rhodri as Ansel.

Bloom is best known for his roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and The Lord of the Rings movies.

He is pictured at rehearsals with Sophie Cookson. Credit: Marc Brenner.