The Danish actor Mikkel Boe Følsgaard has landed a role in the new feature film Hamlet Revenant, which will be directed by Ken McMullen.

Folsgaard is known for his work in The Legacy, A Royal Affair and Land of Mine, among others.

The story is about a character caught amidst treasonous political upheavals, family crisis, sexual tensions and ambiguous friendships: a vortex of revenge, doubt and madness out of which no main character escapes. In this original adaptation of Shakespeare’s most iconic work, Hamlet Revenant brings to the surface the violence and destructive instincts that haunt the human psyche. It is envisaged as an intense motion picture with a haunting and atmospheric visual aesthetic.

Nordic sales agency TrustNordisk has picked up the rights to the film, which is produced by Albatros Films (FR) in co-production with Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion (DE), Filmexport Group (IT) Sequoia Pictures (DK) and ZDF in co-operation with Arte with the support of ArtsKoCo.

The film has an all-star cast, including Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne and Connie Nielsen.

The shooting is planned to commence in the second half of 2017.