The theater world has been buzzing that the Oscar winner would star in an upcoming production of Lorraine Hansberry's prize-winning drama.
The actor confirmed the rumors at the New York premiere of his comedy “2 Guns,” the
While plugging the film
This would reunite the trio after the successful revival of "Fences," which earned Washington a Tony in 2010.
Washington didn't reveal his role in "A Raisin in the Sun," but reports have swirled he'll play the lead role of Walter Lee Younger.
Just shy of 60, Washington is twice the age of most actors who play the haunted hero. (Sidney Poitier was in his early 30s when he originated the role on stage in 1959 and in the 1961 film.)
"A Raisin in the Sun" was last seen on Broadway in the 2004 Leon-helmed revival starring Phylicia Rashad,
Washington also has appeared on Broadway in "Julius Caesar" and "Checkmates."