To thine own self be true — especially if you’re “re-imagining” a Shakespeare classic.
Ophelia, based on the novel by Lisa Klein, tells the story of Hamlet from the perspective of his lover Ophelia, and then takes that tragedy in directions that Shakespeare didn’t.
Starring Daisy Ridley in the title role, the studio press release describes it as follows:
- “One of the world’s greatest dramas is turned on its head through a bold and new perspective. Set in medieval Denmark and spoken in a modern tongue with a poetic twist, it recalibrates the classic Shakespearean tragedy of “Hamlet” so that its unspoken, complex heroine Ophelia may share her own story.”
Directed by Claire McCarthy (TV’s The Luminaries) and co-starring Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Tom Felton, Devon Terrell, and George MacKay as the doomed Dane prince, Ophelia opens this summer on June 28, 2019.
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