Hamlet 2 Nabs Top Dollar at Sundance

Hamlet 2, a witty high-school satire starring acclaimed British actor Steve Coogan, took home the top prize at Sundance yesterday, selling for about $10 million. Focus Features, which has garnered success with arty fare including Brokeback Mountain and Atonement, bought the rights, making it one of the biggest sales in the history of the fest, according to Reuters. Mr. Coogan stars as Dana Marschz, an “overly dramatic drama teacher who attempts to salvage his high-school theater department by staging a controversial sequel to Shakespeare’s play.”