Ethan Hawke, Julia Styles, Kyle Maclachan,
Andrew Fierberg, Amy Hobby, Gaetano
New York City, 2000. Claudius is
a high-profile media magnate running the Denmark
Corporation following the death of his brother.
Claudius' new wife, Gertrude, the widow of his brother
and Hamlet's mother, is a poised and powerful socialite.
Hamlet is in love with Ophelia, who lives in an
East Village squat, never far from the disapproving
eye of her father, Polonius, Claudius' chief consultant
and spin doctor. When the ghost of Hamlet's father
appears on Hamlet's hotel room terrace, demanding
vengeance of his "foul
murder," Hamlet is thrown into turmoil
of indecision, anguish and doubt.