The first official trailer for Ophelia has finally landed online! The film is directed by Claire McCarthy and will tell the classic story of Hamlet from the point of view of Ophelia, played by Daisy Ridley, the daughter of Claudias’ chief advisor who falls for Prince Hamlet.
This film has flown under the radar for a very long time, and I’ve been patiently waiting for a first look at the film that entire time. While I do love the historical epics that are Hamlet and then some, I am always interested when a writer or filmmaker puts a different spin on the story. Ophelia isn’t a huge spin, but it’s just enough to give audiences a fresh take on this story that seems to be told over and over again.
While the story may not hook some, I have no doubt that its cast will. For this story, I couldn’t be more excited for the names involved. First of all, I’m so excited to see Daisy Ridley get more opportunities like this. I wish she could be in every Star Wars movie of the future, but I know that can’t happen. I know she has many projects coming down the pipeline, with this role possibly calling the most of her. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of presence she can have for a story seen through her eyes. Outside of her, the incredibly underrated and underused Naomi Watts is always nice to have, who is accompanied by a ghostly Clive Owen, George Mackay as Hamlet and Harry Potter alum Tom Felton.
Check out the first official trailer below, and make sure to leave your comments in section below. How did you feel about the trailer? What about the cast? McCarthy’s Ophelia has yet to be given an official U.S. release date.