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What if "Hamlet" were told from the viewpoint of Ophelia? That's the premise of "Ophelia," starring Daisy Ridley (nearly unrecognizable in a long red wig) as the classic Shakespearean character.

In the first trailer, we see her trying to get Hamlet (George MacKay) to flee the castle after his father's murder, worrying that she'll be forced to marry another, and then being dramatically dragged out of the court.

Naomi Watts, who plays Hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude, has previously said that, although Ophelia goes stark-raving mad in the play, she's far from a damsel in distress in this film. "If [a woman's mind] is powerful, it must be madness. And now there's this shift that’s taking place, and that’s reflected in this storytelling."

Claire McCarthy ("Skin") directs this new adaptation, which costars Clive Owen as murderous Claudius and Tom Felton as Ophelia's brother, Laertes.

The trailer includes key scenes from any "Hamlet "production, including Ophelia in the water, the bloody aftermath of the final showdown, but with the focus on Ophelia, this film promises to be quite different.

The opens in limited release on June 28, followed by a digital and On Demand release on July 3.

[Via EW]