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Catherine Keener Lands Starring Slot in Hamlet 2

September 11, 2007 06:35:29 GMT

Oscar-nominated actress Catherine Keener will topline high school comedy "Hamlet 2" opposite Steve Coogan.


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Running her career quite smoothly this year, Catherine Keener has put one more starring role into her big screen resume. Variety has reported that the Oscar nominee is on her way to appear opposite Steve Coogan in a high school comedy entitled "Hamlet 2."

Story is said to focus on a teacher who tries to save his drama department by writing a sequel to William Shakespeare's "Hamlet." "Nancy Drew" helmer Andy Fleming is set to direct based on the script he wrote alongside Pam Brady, whose most recent writing work, "Hot Rod", currently is in theaters.

Production will begin on September 17 in New Mexico under L+E Productions banner using a budget of $10 million to $15 million range. L+E Prod. topper Eric Eisner is producing accompanied by Aaron Ryder with Bona Fide partners Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa both executive producing.

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