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Casting: Another Hamlet and Undercover Agent

Image William Shakespeare's immortal work haunts filmmakers. Only recently there was information that the romantic tragedy "Ophelia" was being prepared for filming, as it became known about another project, this time focused on the main character of the famous tragedy.

According to the publication Variety , the nominee for the Oscar Ian McKellen ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"), the winner of the "Golden Globe Gabriel Byrne (The Ghost Ship) and Gladiator star Connie Nielsen have joined the international cast of the film, Hamlet Revenant.

The film is an adaptation of the famous tragedy of Shakespeare Hamlet and explores the violence and destructive instincts that haunt our psyche through the story of a man who finds himself in the abyss of revenge, doubt and madness ...


The director's chair of the project will be taken by British Ken McMullen. The image of the main character will be embodied on the screen by the Danish actor Mikkel Boe Felsgaard, known for his role in the film "The Royal Affair", where he played along with Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen. For his performance, Felsgaard received a prize from the Berlin Film Festival , and in 2013 the tape itself was nominated for a Oscar in the category "Best Foreign Language Film" ... The role of Ophelia will be played by aspiring actress Maria Boda. The cast also includes Lambert Wilson, Dominique Pinon and Lex Shrapnel.

The painting will be a joint project of French, Italian, German and Danish companies. Filming is scheduled to begin in the second half of this year.


Billy Crudup (Big Fish) will star with Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth) and Kristen Wiig (The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty) in the adaptation of the bestselling novel by American writer Maria Semple Where have you disappeared, Bernadette? ”, Reports the information portal The Hollywood Reporter .

The script for the film was written by Richard Linklater ("Boyhood"), along with his longtime colleagues Vincent Palmo Jr. and Holly Gent Palmo.

In the center of the plot is theeccentric former architect Bernadette Fox ( Blanchett ), who leads a reclusive lifestyle. On the eve of Christmas, a few days before the family trip to Antarctica, which was promised to her daughter for her excellent studies, the heroine mysteriously disappears. Her 15-year-old daughter Bi , on whose behalf the story is told, goes in search of her father ( Krudap ).

Billy Crudup was last seen on the big screens in Twentieth Century Women and Jackie, and this week he will appear in Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. In addition, the actor will play the role of the father of the superhero The Flash in the upcoming Justice League blockbuster.


Meanwhile, Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Clive Owen (Sin City) and Yuelle Kinnaman (RoboCop) are set to play thriller "Three Seconds" * ( Three Seconds ) based on the novel by Swedish writers Andres Roslund and Berge Hellstrom . The film will be directed by Andrea di Stefano (Paradise Lost).


The film tells thestory of a reformed criminal and former Special Forces soldier Pete Hoffman , who works undercover for a corrupt FBI agent to get out of prison and return to his wife and daughter. The aim of the hero is to infiltrate the Polish mafia dealing in drug trafficking in New York. Before being free, Hoffman must return to a place from which it will be difficult for him to get out - Bale Hill Prison. There, his mission turns into a race against time as the drug deal goes wrong and it threatens to reveal his identity.

The adaptation of the book for the big screen was done by screenwriter Matt Cook ("Three Nines"), as well as Rowan Joffe ("28 Weeks Later"), Alex Garland ("Out of the Car") and the director himself. The picture is currently at the stage of pre-production.

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