William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is retold from a bold, new perspective in Ophelia.
Based on the Shakespearean character of the same name and the novel by Lisa Klein, this new movie reimagines the famous play as told from Ophelia’s point of view.
Ophelia arrives in cinemas in the USA on 28th June.
The title character is played by Daisy Ridley, taking a break from the Star Wars franchise, alongside Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Tom Felton and George MacKay.
Watch the trailer:
The official synopsis reads: “Set in medieval Denmark and spoken in a modern tongue with a poetic twist, it recalibrates the classic Shakespearean tragedy of Hamlet so that its unspoken, complex heroine may share her own story.
“As a rebellious and motherless child, Ophelia (Daisy Ridley) is taken into Elsinore Castle by Queen Gerturde (Naomi Watts) as one of her most trusted ladies-in-waiting. Soon enough, Ophelia captures the affections of the young Prince Hamlet (George MacKay).
“A passionate romance kindles between the two in secret as the kingdom is on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue and betrayal.
“When Hamlet’s father is murdered and the prince’s wits begin to unravel into an insatiable quest for vengeance, Ophelia sharply navigates the rules of power in Denmark all while struggling to choose between her true love and her own life.”
A UK release for Ophelia has not yet been announced.