OPHELIA: See Daisy Ridley In Adaptation Of YA HAMLET Re-Imagining

Daisy Ridley schemes in the first OPHELIA still!

Young Adult Hamlet re-imagining Ophelia, based on the novel of the same name by Lisa Klein, headed to the Cannes Film Festival this week and with it comes a new still of lead actress Daisy Ridley.

Bound to cause some controversy with diehard Shakespeare fans, the film will show the events from Ophelia’s perspective, complete with a Shakespearean-era look but more modern dialogue. It will show the forbidden romance blossoming between Hamlet and Ophelia, but reveals that the lady-in-waiting far less tragic and far more cunning than anyone ever gave her credit for.

The first still, originally released by THR, shows Daisy Ridley as Ophelia with extra-long brown locks and a blue dress.

The film also stars Naomi Watts as Gertrude, George McKay as Hamlet, Tom Felton as Laertes, Clive Owen as Claudius, and Devon Terrell as Horatio. A release date has not yet been announced.

You can order the YA novel that inspired the film via Amazon.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary