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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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  • TJ

    juno temple? cool

  • Jane

    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.

  • Devil herself

    Who will play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?

  • Holly

    Sigh .. I love him!

  • mike

    he’ll make a good one!!!

  • MrBarnes

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

  • http://www.vectormotors.com gerard Vandenberg

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

  • joyce

    I LOVE BEN BARNESSSS!!!!!!!

  • Chj

    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.

  • juno

    FUGLY LIKE PATTINSON

  • ‘Mandise

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

  • MrBarnes

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

  • http://getyourexboyfriendback.blog.com/ Boyfriend

    Cant wait to see it

  • lola

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

  • LolaSvelt

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

  • Karmakey

    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.

  • lev

    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

  • nic

    oh Marry me BEENN!!!

  • melinda

    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!!

  • http://www.justjared.com KARLA

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

  • http://www.crookedbrook.com/custom-embroidered-fleece-blankets.htm Fleece Baby

    Who cares?

  • Susan

    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

    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 !!

  • carol

    # 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

    “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.

  • BEN BARNES IS A HOTTIE

    BEN BARNES IS A HOTTIE! MY DREAM WOULD BE TO MEAT HIMFACE TO FACE THEN BE A COUPLE

  • BEN BARNES IS A HOTTIE

    BEN BARNES IS A HOTTIE! MY DREAM WOULD BE TO MEAT HIMFACE TO FACE THEN BE A COUPLE .. IF I HAD 1 MILLION WISHES I WOULD USE THEM ALL ON BEN BARNES I JUST CANT GET OVER IT ……HE LOOKS SO HOT IN THE MOVIE AND WHEN HE ISNT IN THE MOVIE I HOPE HE DOENT HAVE A GIRL FRIEND IF HE DOESI WILL BE SO JELOUSE !MY SISTE THINKS HE IS HOTT AND SHE THINKS THAT SHE LOVE’S HIM MORE THEN ME BUT THAT IS SO NOT TRUE I GOT A MASSIVE AS POSTER UP ON MY WOLE AND WITH HIS NAME ON IT I KISS IT EVRY DAY AND SHE DOESNT KISS HER’S EVRY SINGLE DAY AND GUESS WHAT I DO…..I WAS IN LONDON FOR A WEEK I SAW HIM AND MY SISTER SAID COULD I HAVE A KISS AND INSTED HE GAVE ME ONE I’VE NEVER WASHED MY CHEEK AND IF YOU DONT BE LIVE ME GEUSS WHAT ASK BEN BARNES SUCK SHIT ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  • http://rantsthoughtsmerde.blogspot.com NativeNYker
  • sandy

    What happened to my comment ?!?!?!? (#26) I didn’t say anything bad !!! Anyways, now that I’m here : I LOVE YOU BEN BARNES !!!!

  • Jill

    I want to watch ‘Ophelia’ .Will you play in Japan?

  • mimi

    Only three words : i love him ……n___n

  • margie

    I am breathless, Ben is so lovely to look at.

  • jennifer

    Finally…….another movie with him in it..they never post anything with him on JJ! i always look for him. i really hope he goes through with this movie…if he does….fantastic!!!!…..if he doesn’t…..there’ll always be other movies and narnia.

  • princesstorm

    Hi Ben Barnes

    I like you so much and you are in my dream

  • princesstorm

    Hi Ben Barnes

    I like you so much and you are in my dream

  • http://www.leosfanforum.de Johanne

    Can`t wait to see this movie… love Ben!!!

  • CASPAINLADY

    I LOVE BEN BARNES
    HE IS ONE PRINCE THAT I WOULD WANT TO LIVE IN HIS CASTEL
    WHAT A MAN WOW HE HAS THE MOST SEXY SMILE I EVER SEEN.
    I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT I AM A LEO JUST LIKE BEN. ONLY 7 DAYS A PART YES I AM SO CRAZY ABOUT BEN .
    LOVE AND PEACE
    CASPIAN LADY

  • Anna Buller

    How van they cast her! I’ve wanted this role for months. I would be the perfect Ophelia. She doesn’t fit the persona of Ophelia at all! All I know is I’m going to be crying myself to sleep every night. They must recast that role!!!!!!!!!

  • lllllll

    aaaaa!
    i love him
    cant wait

  • CASPAINLADY

    I LOVE YOU BEN BARNES. WHY DON’T YOUR MOVIES EVER MAKE IT
    TO THE USA ON DVD I BOUGHT EASY VERTUR ON DVD FROM THE
    UK I CAN ‘T WATCH IT US DVD PLAYERS WILL TAKE THE MOVIE.WHY BEN

    LOVE CASPIANLADY

    I LOVE YOU

  • Lilyzrulz

    Nice! Although I wish Ophelia was prettier…
    Haha, I think the book described Hamlet as delicate and mentally unstable…dunno, Barnes looks anything but.
    We’ll see how it all turns out, I suppose!

  • ophelia14

    when will this be released?

  • BritGirl

    I love Ben Barnes, whoever say’s he’s Ugly, are either Blind or in Denial or Jeolous…..Hello, He is so much more Better Looking than Robert Pattinson, Robert Pattinson is no where near as Beautiful as Ben Barnes, he’s just WOW. Ben Barnes is so Loved in England, Love Him.

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