Coogan and Keener in Hamlet 2

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Eric Eisner has launched L+E Productions and started production on Hamlet 2, a high school comedy starring Steve Coogan and Catherine Keener with Andy Fleming directing.

Filming starts Sept. 17 in New Mexico on the film, centered on a teacher who tries to save his drama department by writing a sequel to William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” The project is based on a script co-written by Fleming (Nancy Drew) and Pam Brady (Team America: World Police).

Eisner is producing with Aaron Ryder. Bona Fide partners Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa (Little Miss Sunshine) will executive produce Hamlet 2, which carries a budget in the $10 million to $15 million range.