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Hamlet 2 2 B

Posted January 23, 2008

Hamlet 2 2B

After a weekend of documentaries taking center stage, at least in terms of Sundance acquisitions, distributors stepped up to acquire narrative features. The newly formed Overture Films picked up Mark Pellington's comedy Henry Poole Is Here, about a dying man who regains his love for life, and Fox Searchlight acquired Choke, actor Clark Gregg's directorial debut adapted from Chuck Palahniuk's novel about a man who fakes choking in restaurants to pay for his mother's elderly care. But the big news was Focus Features purchase of Andrew Fleming's Hamlet 2. Starring Steve Coogan, the film recounts the hilarious attempts by a drama teacher to pull his department together by staging a rather unorthodox sequel to Hamlet.