Having already secured Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and Naomi Watts (Shut In), director Claire McCarthy’s Hamlet reimagining Ophelia has now added four more names to its cast in Clive Owen (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), George MacKay (Captain Fantastic) and Devon Terrell (Barry).
Based on Lisa Klein’s award-winning novel and adapted by Semi Chellas (Mad Men), the official synopsis for Ophelia reads:
Set in the 14th Century but spoken in a contemporary voice, Ophelia is a dynamic re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Ophelia (Ridley) takes center stage as the Queen’s (Watts) most trusted lady-in-waiting. Beautiful and intelligent, she soon captures the attention of the handsome Prince Hamlet and a forbidden love blossoms. As war brews, lust and betrayal are tearing Elsinore Castle apart from within and Ophelia must decide between her true love or her own life in order to protect a very dangerous secret.
MacKay is set to play Hamlet, with Owen as Claudius, Felton as Laertes, Terrell as Horatio. Production is set to get underway in Prague later this month.