Branagh to direct ‘As You Like It’

Kenneth Branagh will direct Kevin Kline and Bryce Dallas Howard in a film adaptation of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” and is mulling playing the small role of Touchstone, the comic relief in the film. “As You Like It” marks the fifth Shakespeare adaptation Branagh has done for the screen, including his directing debut “Twelfth Night.” He also directed “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” “Hamlet” and “Henry V.”

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