First Daisy Ridley photo from Ophelia
Ophelia also stars Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible, the Divergent series), Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men, upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), George MacKay (Captain Fantastic, Pride), Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise, In Secret, Belle), and Devon Terrell (Barry) have joined the romantic tragedy.
The film is being directed by Claire McCarthy (The Waiting City) and is based on the award-winning novel by Lisa Klein and adapted for the screen by the award-winning writer SemiChellas (Mad Men, The Eleventh Hour).
Set in the 14th Century but spoken in a contemporary voice, Ophelia is a dynamic re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Ophelia (Ridley) takes center stage as the Queen’s (Watts) most trusted lady-in-waiting. Beautiful and intelligent, she soon captures the attention of the handsome Prince Hamlet and a forbidden love blossoms. As war brews, lust and betrayal are tearing Elsinore Castle apart from within and Ophelia must decide between her true love or her own life in order to protect a very dangerous secret. Owen will play Claudius, MacKay will play Hamlet, Felton will play Laertes, and Terrell will play Horatio.