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Joss Whedon: 'I want to direct an adaptation of Hamlet'

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Joss Whedon has revealed that he wants to direct an adaptation of Hamlet.

The writer-director has wanted to bring a version of Shakespeare's most famous tragedy to the screen for years, but told Digital Spy that he has struggled in part because he feels "too close" to the role.



"[Casting] is one of the problems," Whedon admitted. "I think about it for so long that by the time I get around to doing it, the guy I want for Hamlet is playing Lear. So I don't have anyone in mind.

"It's too close to me, that role, so it's very tough."

Whedon's adaptation of Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing has drawn strong box office takings from its limited US release.

He is currently working on the script for The Avengers 2, which is due to begin filming in London early next year.

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Much Ado About Nothing is released in the UK this Friday, June 14. Watch a clip below:

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