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- Up there with R&J, Hamlet is probably the most referenced/re-interpreted Shakespeare play for the big screen. Just when you think all angles have been covered (Hamlet 2's version was fairly original), Catherine Hardwicke, Emile Hirsch, The Jinks/Cohen Company and Overture Films have got another version coming. The Lords Of Dogtown pair of Hardwicke and Hirsch would be reuniting on a contemporary adaptation the play that should include deceit, revenge and incest.  Ron Nyswaner is onboard to write the screenplay, which would be told as a thriller and takes place in modern-day America as a young man agonises over whether or not to avenge his father’s murder at the hands of his uncle. Hirsch has had a large role in developing the project - Screen Daily mentions that he worked with Jinks and Cohen on Milk and conceived the new version and that during rehearsal »

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