|Jackson Rathbone as Shakespeare purist
Directed By: John Murlowski
Written By: John McKinney
Cast: John Amos, A. J. Buckley, K. C. Klyde
Release Date: 2012
MPAA Rating: TBA
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First-time director Osric Taylor finally manages to get his dream film financed, Shakespeare’s HAMLET–set against the epic backdrop of the American Civil War. He heads to a small town in Louisiana to start filming when production funding suddenly dries up. Osric agrees to take up southern matron Hester Beauchamp’s offer to finance his movie as long as he throws some zombies in the film to attract a wider audience. When Hester suddenly dies mid-shoot, and with the local sheriff and ambitious news reporter Shine Reynolds hot on his trail, Osric is thrust into precarious and hilarious situations in a desperate effort to keep ZOMBIE HAMLET alive.
Jackson plays the uncredited role of Shakespeare purist.
• When Jackson did his cameo in the film, he asked Mewes if he’d like to be part of the 100 Monkeys music video for The Fair. It was filmed in Baton Rouge. Unfortunately, the music video was never released, but a few behind the scenes pictures were.
• Jackson originally wanted to star as a different character in the film and fought for it, but Summit would not allow him because of his filming schedule for Breaking Dawn.
• Jackson, along with the help of his 100 Monkeys bandmates, worked on the score for the film.
• Vanessa Evigan is the older sister of Briana Evigan. Jackson co-starred with Briana in S. Darko.
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