MUMBAI: Sundance Institute has added Hamlet 2 to the films screening at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in the out-of-competition Premieres section. Hamlet 2 will have its world premiere on 21 January, with subsequent screenings scheduled for 24 and 25 January.
The 2008 Sundance Film Festival runs 17 – 27 January, 2008 in
â€œIt is not unusual for us to add films to our lineup – especially very funny films which we know will have immense appeal,â€ said Geoffrey Gilmore, Director, Sundance Film Festival. â€œHamlet 2 fits the bill perfectly. In addition to being a clever comedy, the film features a number of actors who are part of the extended Sundance family. Itâ€™s fitting to have them here.â€
Hamlet 2 is directed by Andrew Fleming. In this rambunctious comedy, a high school drama teacher injects love and passion for theatre into his students by creating a musical sequel to Shakespeareâ€™s Hamlet. The cast comprises Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Shue, Amy Poehler, David Arquette, Melonie Diaz.
For the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, 122 feature-length films were selected including 88 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and 12