Daisy Ridley puts the Rey of "Star Wars" far behind her in the first image from the Hamlet re-imagining "Ophelia," looking almost unrecognizable as herself, and more like ... a cross between Sansa Stark and an ethereal "Lord of the Rings" elf? She looks beautiful, either way.
The Hollywood Reporter first posted the image, showing Ridley as the title character in this re-imagining of Shakespeare's tragedy, set in the 14th century, sharing the untold story of Ophelia's romance with Prince Hamlet (George MacKay) while she's the most trusted lady-in-waiting to the queen (Naomi Watts). Clive Owen plays Hamlet's uncle Claudius, with Tom Felton as Ophelia's brother Laertes, and Devon Terrell as Hamlet's friend Horatio.
That wig is a keeper!
This adaptation of Lisa Klein's book, "Ophelia," is being directed by Claire McCarthy. There doesn't seem to be a release date yet, but THR reports that Covert Media is handling international sales at the Cannes Film Festival, and CAA is handling domestic rights.
Ridley is certainly keeping busy beyond Shakespeare. She'll next be seen in the ensemble of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express," which opens November 10, and then she'll star alongside Mark Hamill in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," opening December 15.
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