This can’t be a good idea, I’m pretty sure the universe will explode.
Kenneth Branagh, who we know and love for his Hamlet (among others), who one generation of geeks knows as Professor Lockhart from Harry Potter and a different generation will soon know from his Thor, is scheduled next to play …
Yes, the man who set the bar for modern interpretation of Hamlet will be playing the man who set the bar for interpreting Hamlet a lifetime ago. Literally – Branagh was born in 1960, Olivier’s Hamlet was made in 1948.
The movie, unfortunately, is not anything to do with Hamlet. My Week With Marilyn will tell the story of Olivier’s time with Marilyn Monroe on the set of 1957’s The Princess And The Showgirl. Still, I imagine somebody could sneak in some Shakespeare references.
I wonder what Branagh’s thinking? How cool would it be to play Olivier?