Despite the busy schedule of Star Wars filming, Daisy Ridley continues to find new projects for himself. As reported by Deadline , the actress is in talks to star with Naomi Watts in Ophelia , a new screen version of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" .|
It is known that the tape will tell the tragic story of Hamlet from the point of view of his beloved Ophelia . The film will be based on the novel by Lisa Klein , adapted by Semi Chellas (Murder in a Strange City). Claire McCarthy ("Waiting City") will take the director's chair of the project.
It has not yet been announced who Ridley and Watts may play, but journalists managed to assume that Daisy will get the role of the title character, and Naomi will try on the image of the Danish Queen Gertrude - the mother of Hamlet .
In the novel Klein Ophelia appears as a stubborn girl who grew up without a mother and has become the queen's most loyal court lady. Having met Hamlet , the heroine falls in love with him, but soon Denmark is seized by madness, and Ophelia 's happiness is threatened. Will she choose love or her own life?
Eren Krueger, Daniel Bobker and Sarah Curtis will take over the production functions of the project.
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