Ophelia Cinema June 28th

OPHELIA PERIOD SET DRAMA WITH DAISY RIDLEY, NAOMI WATTS, CLIVE OWEN, TOM FELTON FINALLY GETS A TRAILER AND RELEASE DATE!

   ‘OPHELIA’ TRAILER SENDS
Ophelia finally arrives next June!

DAISY RIDLEY INTO 14TH CENTURY

Even though it premiered back at the very beginning of 2018 at Sundance Film Festival, OPHELIA period set drama is finally getting a theatre release this summer, opening in Northern American cinemas June 28th! The reimagining of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Hamlet has the story told from Ophelia’s perspective! The movie, set in the 14th century but spoken in modern language, is based on the award-winning book by Lisa Klein and is

Massimo Cantini did the amazing costumes in the movie

also directed by a woman – Claire McCarthy who is currently directing BBC epic series The Luminaries, an adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand’s 1860’s gold rush!

THE STORY OF OPHELIA
Daisy Ridley appears in the movie as the titular character. She plays the most trusted lady-in-waiting to the Queen Gertrude of Danmark (played by

Daisy Ridley plays the lead role of Ophelia in the film

Naomi Watts) who took her into Elsinore Castle as a rebellious and motherless child! Soon enough, Ophelia captures the attention of the young

Naomi Watts plays Gertrude the Queen of Denmark!

Prince Hamlet (played by George MacKay) and a forbidden love blossoms and passionate romance kindles between the two in secret! As the kingdom is

The dialogues in the movie are spoken in modern language.

on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue, lust and betrayal begin to tear Elsinore Castle apart from within in this reimagining of the famed

The movie is based on an award winning book by Lisa Klein

Hamlet. When Hamlet’s father is murdered and the prince’s wits begin to unravel into an insatiable quest for vengeance, Ophelia sharply navigates the

Clive Owen plays evil king Claudius.

rules of power in Denmark all while struggling to choose between her true love and her own life. The movie, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival also stars Clive Owen as Claudius and Tom Felton as Laertes with Nathaniel Parker as the king!

 

Lady MacBeth (TV series)

 BBC Studios which will make LADY MACBETH TV series with the aim to shop it to some of the streaming or cable networks not BBC.
As ‘Deadline’ reports, it will tell the epic and violent tale of LADY MACBETH, when she was still Gruoch Ingen Boite, married to the Mormaer of Moray Gille Coemgain Mac Mail Brigti. The opening episode would show how Gruoch, who has strong beliefs in witchcraft, sees a premonition of the death of her own son at the hands of Macbeth so to protect him she takes it into her own hands to kill Macbeth. However, he was not there and she ends up killing his father after he attempted to rape her, as well as the rest of the family in the castle. Subsequently, her husband seeks permission from Malcolm, the King of Scotland, to kill Macbeth, who says yes but warns Macbeth who kills the husband. King Malcolm’s solution to stop the two families warring is for the pair to marry. The rest of the story would show how these two murderous, plotting, politically Machiavellian characters come together not trusting one another and not liking each other!

MacBeth Film

WITH MARK ROWLEY
Macbeth aired in UK cinemas in March
 MACBETH  entirely shot on green screen and reinvented by director Kit Monkman starring The Last Kingdom’s Mark Rowley! Monkman’s unique adaptation successfully bridges the gap between theatre and film by exploiting the capabilities of the green screen to portray the vast world of make-believe while maintaining the traditional values, language and themes of Shakespeare’s original theatrical play.
Super hunky Mark Rowley plays the lead role
A BRAVE NEW VISION OF THE OLD STORY

Brilliant young general MACBETH pulls off a glorious victory in battle before returning to an indolent court where honours are dispensed by whim. Spurred on by prophesying drifters and an ambitious wife, MACBETH sets his sights on the throne. In Kit Monkman’s adventurous new adaptation, this compelling tale of unchecked ambition, soured friendship, lost intimacy and the descent into nihilismis encountered in a strange and claustrophobic territory partly conjured by the mind. The movie is currently available to stream and download on Amazon.

Will – Releases UK on July 10

Laurie Davidson in ‘Will’

TNT has finally revealed the airing date for their fun new series WILL which mixes historical setting and story with modern music. The ten episode series, starring Laurie Davidson as young William Shakespeare, will start airing July 10! Shekhar Kapur directs with the cast also including Olivia DeJonge, Ewen Bremner, Colm Meaney, Mattias Inwood, William Houston, Lukas Rolfe, Max Bennett!
WILL tells the wild story of young William Shakespeare’s arrival onto the punk rock theatre scene in 16th century London, the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side shows. It’s a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance.

 

 

 

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