The film will be a modern-day supernatural thriller set in a small East Coast liberal arts college where Hamlet’s father is the president, reports the Hollywood Insider blog. The story will begin with Hamlet returning home for his father’s funeral, only to learn that his uncle, who has taken over his father’s post, is responsible for his father’s murder.
“Hamlet was in college when the story takes place, yet there hasn’t been a movie version with an appropriately-aged actor playing the role,” Jinks and Cohen said. “Our goal is to present the story as a suspense thriller. We want to make it exciting and accessible for an audience today.”