07/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Emile Hirsch To Star As Modern 'Hamlet'

Overture will take on the Bard -- with a twist.

The Liberty Media studio has signed up for a modern take on "Hamlet" and attached a slew of big names to pull off the task.

"Twilight" and "thirteen" director Catherine Hardwicke is attached to direct, with Emile Hirsch, who helped conceive the idea, attached to star as the title character.

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