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Daisy Ridley Fights For True Love in Ophelia Official Trailer


Daisy Ridley Fights For True Love in Ophelia Official Trailer


Daisy Ridley as Ophelia and George MacKay as Hamlet in director Claire McCarthy’s ‘Ophelia.’
Courtesy of IFC Films. An IFC Films release.

Finding out who they genuinely are, particularly through diverse relationships, is an enlightening process for many people. That’s especially true for women who are eager for find their voices with the support of the people in their lives. Daisy Ridley is doing just that in the newly released official trailer for her upcoming film, ‘Ophelia.’

The ‘Star Wars’ alum is leading the way as the strong title protagonist in the romantic drama, which IFC Films is set to release in theaters on June 28, and then On Demand and Digital on July 3. ‘Ophelia’ was adapted for the screen by writer Semi Chellas, who based the script on the award-winning 2006 novel of the same name by Lisa Klein, and director Claire McCarthy. In addition to Ridley, the movie also stars Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, George MacKay and Tom Felton.

Set in the 14th Century but spoken in a contemporary voice, ‘Ophelia’ is a dynamic re-imagining of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet.’ Ophelia (Ridley) takes center stage as Queen Gertrude’s (Watts) most trusted lady-in-waiting. Beautiful and intelligent, she soon captures the attention of the handsome Prince Hamlet (MacKay) and a forbidden love blossoms. As war brews, lust and betrayal are tearing Elsinore Castle apart from within. So Ophelia must decide between her true love or her own life in order to protect a very dangerous secret.

'Ophelia' Official Trailer
'Ophelia' Official Trailer

IFC Films has released the official trailer for drector Claire McCarthy's romantic drama, 'Ophelia,' which stars Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, George Mackay and Tom Felton.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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