From Gandalf to Godfather for McKellen???
According to the Mail’s Baz Bamigboye, the production will be directed by Sean Mathias (who recently directed McKellen in Waiting for Godot) and may also star Michael Pennington. McKellen will play a "Neapolitan crime boss" called Don Antonio Barracano, who settles disputes in his district and dispenses his own brand of justice. Quite a change from Gandalf, then!