Red Band Trailer: Steve Coogan in 'Hamlet 2'

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Struggling actor and high school drama teacher Dana Marschz (Steve Coogan) sequels Shakespeare to save the at-risk theater department (in lieu of the rec center or mom-and pop-corner store) in Hamlet 2, the first and most expensive purchase from this year’s Sundance Festival ($10 Million, Focus Features). Co-starring Catherine Keener as Marschz’s wife, plus David Arquette, Elisabeth Shue, and Amy Poehler. Pedigree for the film includes Nancy Drew, Dick (director Andrew Fleming), Hot Rod, South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut, and Team America: World Police (writer Pam Brady).

Early analysis: “A shoddy and indulgent mass of bits from other movies…I asked a fellow critic and friend what he thought now that he’d seen the heavily-buzzed big sale of the festival, and his answer summed things up fairly perfectly: “$2 million a laugh.” – James Rocci

Hamlet 2 – Red Band Trailer (via Coming Soon)

Posted by Ted Zee on April 18th 2008 | Home Page | 1 Comment Subscribe to this site's feed

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