hamlet.jpgI love modern transpositions of Shakespeare – I think Michael Almereyda's Hamlet, the Ian McKellan version of Richard III, and 10 Things I hate About You are all incredibly underrated, and even Baz Luhrman's Romeo and Juliet has its admirable elements. But I'm not sure how I feel about Texas Lullaby, which seems to be some kind of modern-day, white-trash version of Hamlet. Bruce Willis will play "Cletus", who returns in ghost form after dying early in the film to warn his son that his mother's new husband is a killer. John Malkovich will play the new husband, Claudius Sheriff Tanner Telmah, and Ellen Barkin has been cast in the Gertrude role. The character of Hamlet is still "confused and depressed" following his father's death, but this time, he's called "Adair". That part has yet to be cast, although Alison Lohman is set to co-star as some kind of Ophelia.

So, what do you think? Is old Bill Shakespeare ready for the Texas treatment?
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