"Twilight" and "thirteen" director Catherine Hardwicke is attached to direct, with Emile Hirsch, who helped conceive the idea, attached to star as the title character.Read the rest here. Below is a pic of Emile Hirsch & Nikki Reed from Lords of Dogtown, which Catherine directed.
Ron Nyswaner, best known for penning Oscar winner "Philadelphia," will write the script.
"Milk" producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen will produce via their Jinks/Cohen banner.
The company said it is awaiting a finished script in the coming months and hopes to go into production not long after.
The new "Hamlet" will center on similar themes as the original play but will be set in contemporary America. In the new version, a young man must decide whether to kill his uncle to avenge the death of his father.
Jinks and Cohen said their "goal is to present the story as a suspense thriller. We want to make it exciting and accessible for an audience today."
June 4, 2009
Catherine Hardwicke Tackles Modern Day Hamlet
Hollywood Reporter details Catherine's next movie project, Shakespeare's "Hamlet":