Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts Join “Ophelia”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” breakout star Daisy Ridley and acclaimed Australian actress Naomi Watts are in final negotiations to star in Claire McCarthy’s “Ophelia” based on Lisa Klein’s young-adult novel.

A new take on the “Hamlet” story, this puts the focus on the daughter of Claudius’ chief advisor who falls for the Danish Prince seeking revenge on those who murdered his father. Ridley will play Ophelia, while Watts is set as Watts.

Daniel Bobker, Ehren Kruger and Sarah Curtis are producing the film which Covert Media is financing.

Source: Variety