Say “Goodnight, sweet prince,” to Catherine Hardwicke’s Haml3t starring Emile Hirsch. The Playlist reports that the planned modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s play is not to be. The project seemed to be moving along fine with Hirsch telling Steve last summer that it would be a suspense-horror film geared towards a younger audience. Also last summer, Hardwicke told MTV that the movie would be set at a liberal-arts college and cast Hamlet as an “early Kurt Cobain”-type. The Playlist doesn’t have any details on why the project fell apart.
I’m not a fan of Hardwicke’s work so I’m not really feeling the loss. In any event, she’s currently shooting the gothic horror Red Riding Hood starring Amanda Seyfried. As for Hirsch, he recently wrapped on the sci-fi thriller The Darkest Hour and has signed on to William Friedkin’s dark comedy Killer Joe with Matthew McConaughey.