Monday, 5 May 2014

First stills for Macbeth arrive online

StudioCanal have just released their first official stills for Justin Kerzel's (Snowtown) adaption of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, showing Michael Fassbender (Prometheus) and Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises) as the titular warrior and his lady wife.

For those of you (including yours truly) who missed it in English literature classes, Macbeth encounters three witches after a successful battle and hears their prophecy that he will become King. When several of their other predictions come true, he begins to wonder if they were on to something, and at the behest of his wife, decides to double down on the toil and trouble and engage in a spot of conspiracy and murder to take the throne. Predictably, life isn't quite so easy for someone who proves so lacking in the milk of human kindness.

This new, and somewhat rough around the edges take on Macbeth, also stars David Thewlis (The Lady), Jack Reynor (Cold), Sean Harris (Freerunner), Paddy Considine (Submarine) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), and is something wicked that will this way come in 2015.

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