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Ben Barnes Cast as Hamlet in 'Ophelia'

Ben Barnes Cast as Hamlet in 'Ophelia'

Prince Caspian star Ben Barnes has been cast as Hamlet in Ophelia!

EW reports the movie will retell the story of the “tormented young Dane from the perspective of his long-suffering girlfriend.”

English actress Juno Temple (Atonement) is also set to play a “young woman slowly driven insane by an unavailable man.”

Director Dawn Shadforth, who has done music videos for Bjork and Oasis, will give the classic characters a modern twist à la Baz Luhrmann in Romeo + Juliet.

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43 Responses to “Ben Barnes Cast as Hamlet in 'Ophelia'”

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  1. 1
    TJ Says:

    juno temple? cool

  2. 2
    Jane Says:

    Ooh, Juno Temple is Julien Temple’s daughter, I remember a GAP ad of her with her daddy when she was just a toddler. Makes me feel old! Lucky girl, getting to work with Ben Barnes.

  3. 3
    Devil herself Says:

    Who will play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?

  4. 4
    Holly Says:

    Sigh .. I love him!

  5. 5
    mike Says:

    he’ll make a good one!!!

  6. 6
    MrBarnes Says:

    Congrats to Ben ,but whatt happen with New Moon and Narnia ?
    He shoots Narnia in Summer.

  7. 7
    gerard Vandenberg Says:

    Do you really believe an “HONEST & REAL MAN” would take this job?

  8. 8
    joyce Says:


  9. 9
    Chj Says:

    Great for Ben, he deserves these roles :) But I’m just wondering what’s going to happen to Narnia. I’m looking forward to the 3rd one too. He’ll do great though.

    I love Ben.

  10. 10
    juno Says:


  11. 11
    'Mandise Says:

    He’s cute. This sounds interesting…..I want to see the movie

  12. 12
    MrBarnes Says:

    he deserves more success than Pattinson ,and he’s much hotter

  13. 13
    Boyfriend Says:

    Cant wait to see it

  14. 14
    lola Says:

    love ben barnes, but don’t like Juno Temple so much. They should cast someone else as Ophelia.

  15. 15
    LolaSvelt Says:

    That “young woman slowly driven insane by an unavailable man” is Ophelia. Duh.

  16. 16
    Karmakey Says:

    This is so perfect for him. I love the choices he is making in his film selection. What a class act he is. Can’t wait to see this movie.

  17. 17
    lev Says:

    love ben barnes, so interesting what they’re doing with the hamlet story, and juno temple is awesome too
    am v v looking forward to this

  18. 18
    nic Says:

    oh Marry me BEENN!!!

  19. 19
    melinda Says:

    Awesome!! Great choice for Hamlet. I think Ben can definitely pull it off. LOVE HIM!! I agree with #12, he is definitely much hotter than that Rob Pattinson. And to #10 he is NOT ugly!! He is the sexiest man alive!!

  20. 20
    KARLA Says:

    I’m in love with Ben Barnes. He sings good too.

  21. 21
    Fleece Baby Says:

    Who cares?

  22. 22
    Susan Says:

    I care you big dope!!! I love Ben Barnes with a passion!! Thanks for the update Jared. I’m sure he will do great as Hamlet, he does have theater experience after all. GO BEN!!!

  23. 23
    Ilovehimsoomuch Says:

    Thanks Just Jared !! This sound interesting ! !! I hope this movie release in US.
    Ben, I miss you babe and i want the best for you. I cant wait to see you in Dorian Gray…yay

    to juno : You are wrong. Ben isnt like Rpatzz .Ben wants to be a serious actor not a teen sex symbol !!

  24. 24
    carol Says:

    # 7
    Dude, Cilliam Murphy, James Mcavoy , Liam Neeson and Johnny Deep are actors and they are real men and honest.
    I think you refer to some actor are jerks, attention hungry and only think in make money but not all of them are like that, you can’t generalize. I cant imagine Ben as one of those actors. Wake up you, buddy

  25. 25
    green_bird Says:

    “English actress Juno Temple (Atonement) is also set to play a “young woman slowly driven insane by an unavailable man.””

    -Given that the “unavailable man” is being played by Ben Barnes, this is hitting waaaaaaay too close to home for me.

    And RPatz actually does want to be taken seriously, he’s just making a horrible choice and get stoned and drunk to drown out the “EEEEEEEEE” sound the batcrazy twi-hards make whenever he’s in the same city as them. They make the same sound as that new noise maker that was recently created to drive away teenage shoplifters in malls, as well as mall rats in general. Only difference is that instead of the noise staying mute but annoying as hell, it gets louder.

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