Hamlet 2 Creators Explain Casting Process

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The premise for Hamlet 2 is one only writers that penned politically-incorrect films such as Dick and Team America: World Police could come up with.

Enter Andrew Fleming and Pam Brady.

They came up with the idea of Dana Marschz, a beleaguered high school drama teacher whose drama class is about to get shut down unless he can come up with a stage production that justifies its existence. The solution? A sequel to Hamlet, of course.

Below are excerpts of an interview Flemning and Brady gave to ComingSoon.net:

When you decided to make the movie, which came first, the idea of a Hamlet 2 or the character of Dana Marshz?

Fleming: The character. We kind of reverse-engineered the movie from the character. I don't know why. We were just talking and we knew we wanted a teacher, and we loved drama teacher right away, and we both loved that kind of super-enthusiastic character who wakes up and every day is a creative opportunity even in the face of no positive feedback.
Brady: It's true. He has no reason to keep going, but then he lives by a code... I always think those characters are great, it's almost like "A Confederacy of Dunces" kind of delusional character that just can't be stopped.

Dana Marschz Photo

Steve Coogan stars in Hamlet 2.

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