Oscar Winners Riz Ahmed, Aneil Karia Reteam for Modern ‘Hamlet’ Adaptation

Riz Ahmed and Aneil Karia are teaming again for a modern, London-set British Indian adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”The pair won the 2022 best live action short film Oscar for “The Long Goodbye,” which they co-wrote, Ahmed starred in and Karia directed.WME Independent will launch international sales at the Cannes Film Market, while co-representing North American rights with CAA.Ahmed stars as Hamlet, haunted by his father’s ghost and driven to increasingly unstable heights.

Moving from elite London to the city’s underground, from Hindu temples to homeless tent cities, he goes to rash and violent lengths to avenge his father’s murder, ultimately questioning his own role in the family’s corruption and who he has become.Morfydd Clark (“Saint Maud”) is attached to play Ophelia and Joe Alywn (“Conversations with Friends”) will play Laertes.Karia, whose feature debut “Surge” played in competition at Sundance, will direct

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