Blue Finch Releasing has unveiled a UK trailer for Ophelia, a re-imagining of the William Shakespeare classic Hamlet. Directed by Claire McCarthy, the film stars Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s Daisy Ridley in the title role alongside a cast that includes Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, George MacKay, and Tom Felton; watch it here…
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One of the world’s greatest dramas is turned on its head through a bold and new perspective in OPHELIA. 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 may share her own story. As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gerturde (Naomi Watts) as one of her most trusted ladies-in-waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet (George MacKay). A passionate romance kindles between the two in secret as the kingdom is on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue and betrayal. When Hamlet’s father is murdered and the prince’s wits begin to unravel into an insatiable quest for vengeance, Ophelia sharply navigates the rules of power in Denmark all while struggling to choose between her true love and her own life.
Ophelia is set for a theatrical release in the UK on November 22nd and On Demand on November 27th.