New York City, 2000. Claudius is a high-profile media magnate running the Denmark Corporation following the death of his brother. Claudius' new wife, Gertrude, the widow of his brother and Hamlet's mother, is a poised and powerful socialite. Hamlet is in love with Ophelia, who lives in an East Village squat, never far from the disapproving eye of her father, Polonius, Claudius' chief consultant and spin doctor. When the ghost of Hamlet's father appears on Hamlet's hotel room terrace, demanding vengeance of his "foul murder," Hamlet is thrown into a turmoil of indecision, anguish and doubt.
Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Sam Shepard, Bill Murray, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Karl Geary, Paula Malcomson, Steve Zahn, Dechen Thurman, Rome Neal, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Bartel, Casey Affleck, Robert Thurman, Tim Blake Nelson, John Wills Martin, Bernadette Jurkowski, Robin MacNeil, D J Dara, Sinead Dolan, Paul Ferriter, Larry Fessenden, Sarah Fiol, Paul Graham, Henry Griffin, India Kotis, Thomas Roma