Festival Adds World Premiere Of Hamlet 2
Comedy Joins Roster of 122 Feature Films Screening at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27, 2008
Park City, UT—Sundance Institute announced today the addition of HAMLET 2 to the filmsscreening at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in the out-of- ompetition Premieres section. HAMLET 2 will have its world premiere on Monday, January 21, with subsequent screenings scheduled for Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25. The 2008 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah.
“It is not unusual for us to add films to our lineup – especially very funny films which we know will have immense appeal,” said Geoffrey Gilmore, Director, Sundance Film Festival.
“HAMLET 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. It’s fitting to have them here.”
The newest addition to Premieres is:
HAMLET 2 (U.S.A.) Director: Andrew Fleming; Screenwriters: Pam Brady, 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 Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”
Cast: 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 U.S. premieres representing 25 countries with 55 first-time filmmakers, including 23 in the non-competition categories. These films were selected from 3,624 feature film submissions composed of 2,021 U.S. and 1,603 international feature-length films. These numbers represent an increase from last year when 1,852 U.S. and 1,435 international feature-length films were considered.