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Tom Hanks, Keanu Reeves and More Gather in Shakespearean Classic

April 9, 2010 (4:08 am) GMT
Tom Hanks, Keanu Reeves, Ewan McGregor and Julia Roberts will team up in Shakespearean classic 'Much Ado About Nothing' as part of one-off charity performance.

, , and have teamed up to form an all-star cast in Shakespearean classic "Much Ado About Nothing" for a one-off charity performance. The actors will read The Bard's famous play at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California on Monday night, April 12, along with and , with music from veteran rocker , according to the Los Angeles Times.

The show is part of a benefit gala, called the 20th Annual Simply Shakespeare Celebrity Reading, which will raise money for the Shakespeare Center Los Angeles, an organization which creates literary programs to help impoverished young people in the city.

The reading will be a second appearance in "Much Ado About Nothing" for Reeves, who also starred as Don John in the 1993 movie version with and .

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