Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell has a movie adaptation in the works. For all the details about this upcoming book to movie adaptation, here’s what we know about
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
Hamnet tells a fictionalized story of William Shakespeare and the death of his only son Hamnet due to the plague.
Hamnet is largely told with a focus on Agnes, the wife of William Shakespeare. It is essentially a family-type drama between Will Shakespeare, Agnes and their children. It follows their relationship as they deal with their grief over the death of their son Hamnet, the implications of Will’s career and Will’s infidelity.
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Hamnet (the novel) was originally published in July 2020.
What format will it be? Will the Hamnet adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a feature movie.
Who’s behind it?
Amblin Partners, Hera Pictures, Neal Street Productions are collectively developing the Hamnet film adaptation. Liza Marshall, Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris are serving as producers for the project.
Chiara Atik has been tapped to pen the script.
What’s the status of the Hamnet adaptation?
The adaptation is currently early in development.
Who’s in the cast?
No casting details have been released yet.
See the full cast (when available) on IMDB.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
Hamnet Movie Development Timeline
July 21, 2020 Hamnet (novel) is released.
June 22, 2021 Maggie O’Farrell Novel ‘Hamnet’ Headed For Screen From Amblin Partners, Sam Mendes’ Neal Street, Hera Pictures
I loved this book. As I was 3/4 through it I was thinking I could see the movie so I Googled to see if it had been picked up and sure enough…. Looks like it’s in good hands and I look forward to seeing it on the big screen.