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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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# 1

juno temple? cool

# 2

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
Devil herself @ 03/03/2009 at 9:00 pm

Who will play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?

# 4

Sigh .. I love him!

# 5

he’ll make a good one!!!

# 6

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

# 7

PLEASE WAKE UP AMERICANS!!
Do you really believe an “HONEST & REAL MAN” would take this job?

# 8

I LOVE BEN BARNESSSS!!!!!!!

# 9

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.

FUGLY LIKE PATTINSON

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

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

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

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

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.

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

oh Marry me BEENN!!!

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!!

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

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!!!

Ilovehimsoomuch @ 03/06/2009 at 11:45 am

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 !!

# 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

green_bird @ 03/06/2009 at 3:46 pm

“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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