Director: Justin Kurzel
Writers: Jacob Koskoff, Todd Louiso
Producers: See-Saw Films’ Iain Canning and Emile Sherman
U.S. Distributor: The Weinstein Co.
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard
We’re thankful that Cotillard stepped in to play Lady Macbeth after it was originally announced that the role would go to Natalie Portman (remember that delicious news a few years ago that a Lady Macbeth film was going to be made starring Tilda Swinton but never got made?) and we’re certain that Kurzel will give as an adaptation or incarnation we’ve not seen yet. While filming has essentially just began, we’re hoping for an end of year release.
Gist: Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
Release Date: We should hope to see this sometime in the latter part of 2014, perhaps Venice or Toronto as it is scheduled to open domestically in October.
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