Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Another Upcoming Shakespeare Movie
So I just heard about another Shakespeare adaptation for the big screen. There's usually one or two milling around. We had Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus, we're about to have Carlo Carlei's Romeo and Juliet (set to release in October).
And now comes another one with big stars already attached to play major roles.
Director Justin Kurzel (known for writing The Snowtown Murders) is prepping a new film adaptation of the Scottish play, the last of which was the U.K. director Daniel Coll's 2012 version.
The new version, with an unknown release date, stars Michael Fassbender as the titular Scottish thane. But the real interest with this play is always the lady. Apparently Natalie Portman was set to take a turn as Lady M, but recently it seems she has been replaced with French actress Marion Cotillard.
Cotillard is known to most by her roles in Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, but she has impressed in many other dramatic roles as well: La Vie en Rose and Midnight in Paris are favorites. In my opinion she's a good match for Fassbender.
Primary shooting will happen in the UK in early 2014. We'll keep you updated as we hear more.