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Union to handle VFX on ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

27 May 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Visual effects firm will also re-team with The Theory of Everything director James Marsh on the upcoming Donald Crowhurst biopic.

Union has been named VFX vendor on Stephen FrearsFlorence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.

The film is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. But while the voice she heard in her head was beautiful, to everyone else it was awful.

London-based visual effects facility Union previously worked with Frears on Philomena and upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic The Programme.

Tim Caplan, Union co-owner and lead visual-effects executive producer, said the company would “help create pre-war New York” on the film, which is being shot in the UK.

Union is also recreating 1930s New York for Michael Grandage’s Genius, the upcoming biopic of literary editor Max Perkins, starring Jude Law as Thomas Wolfe and Colin Firth as Perkins »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Cannes 2015: 'Macbeth' review

24 May 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes - namely Snowtown director Justin Kurzel's visually inventive take on the Scottish play Macbeth (2015), starring Michael Fassbender as the murderous Thane and Marion Cotillard as his Lady. Scotland is in the grip of civil war and the survival of King Duncan's (David Thewlis) reign depends on a final battle with the loyal Macbeth commanding his troops. The battle is bloody and brutal but with a stylised 300-like aesthetic of slow motion interlaced with bloody detail. Banquo (the ever excellent Paddy Considine) and Macbeth meet up with the weird sisters - four rather than three here - and are gifted/cursed with their fatal prophecies.

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Cannes 2015: ‘Macbeth’ and the reliable charm of Michael Fassbender

23 May 2015 9:49 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Macbeth

Directed by Justin Kurzel

Written by Jacob Koskoff, Todd Louiso

UK 2015

The final film in competition, Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth delivers a spectacle of dripping blood, slow-motion battle scenes, sprawling Scottish highlands and Michael Fassbender. Fassbender stars as the Scottish warrior turned regicide and paranoid monarch, who after a particularly bloody battle has a vision of three witches predicting he will be King of Scotland. Macbeth starts out as an honorable soldier loyal to King Duncan (David Thewlis) and decides to only become king the “natural way”. However, after imprudently sharing the witches’ prophecy with his wife, played by Marion Cotillard, Macbeth finds himself constrained by her ambitious power lust.

Finding the right balance between words and images is essential when adapting a Shakespearean play for the screen and Kurzel’s weapon of choice is the emphasis on the rugged, indomitable beauty of the Scottish landscape, »

- Zornitsa Staneva

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Rave Reviews For MacBeth As It Opens At Cannes 2015; New Clips Feature Michael Fassbender And Marion Cotillard

23 May 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

#Redcarpet MacBeth by Justin Kurzel #Cannes2015 pic.twitter.com/Lwz4dMT3Wc

— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) May 23, 2015

Of all of William Shakespeare’s classic works, Macbeth must surely be amongst his most famous.

Certainly, in the more than 400 years since its first publication, it has been one of the most frequently adapted; revived regularly on stage and re-envisioned time and again in the age of cinema and television.

Now comes a bold and daring version starring Academy-Award nominee Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave) and Academy-Award winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose).

Directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown), MacBeth had its World Premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and was the final movie to screen in Competition.

In his review, Guy Lodge (Variety) praises the director’s “thrillingly elemental new adaptation. Fearsomely visceral and impeccably performed, it’s a brisk, bracing update, even as it remains exquisitely in period.”

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- Michelle McCue

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Macbeth’

23 May 2015 1:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As the shortest, sharpest and most stormily violent of William Shakespeare’s tragedies, “Macbeth” may be the most readily cinematic: The swirling mists of the Highlands, tough to fabricate in a theater, practically rise off the printed page. So it’s odd that, while “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet” get dusted off at least once a generation by filmmakers, the Scottish Play hasn’t enjoyed significant bigscreen treatment since Roman Polanski’s admirable if tortured 1971 version. The wait for another may be even longer after Justin Kurzel’s scarcely improvable new adaptation: Fearsomely visceral and impeccably performed, it’s a brisk, bracing update, even as it remains exquisitely in period. Though the Bard’s words are handled with care by an ideal ensemble, fronted by Michael Fassbender and a boldly cast Marion Cotillard, it’s the Australian helmer’s fervid sensory storytelling that makes this a Shakespeare pic for the »

- Guy Lodge

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"Hail Macbeth!" Watch Two Clips from 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard

22 May 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Justin Kurzel's adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow and in advance of its Croisette debut, Studio Canal has released two official clips from the film that finds Michael Fassbender in the title role alongside Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. Along with Fassbender and Cotillard the film co-stars Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor and Elizabeth Debicki and will be released stateside by the Weinstein Co. later this year, and its premiere at Cannes will suggest what kind of release it gets as that late festival screening is a little worrisome, though the talent in front of and behind the camera is very promising. Neither of the clips give us much information in way of story, but they definitely suggest the style Kurzel and cinematographer Adam Arkapaw are going for. Arakapaw served as Dp on Kurzel's The Snowtown Murders previously as »

- Brad Brevet

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The swords are drawn as bloodthirsty Michael Fassbender goes to war in new Macbeth clip

22 May 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Fassbender's sword is drawn and he is out for blood in the first of two new clips from Macbeth.

A brief scene from director Justin Kurzel's adaptation of the Shakespeare play sees Fassbender's warrior lead an army of troops into battle.

Michael Fassbender on playing Macbeth: 'I hope I did it justice'

The scene juxtaposes full-speed charging from the soldiers with slow-motion shots of the two armies colliding for the first time.

Fassbender's re-telling of Macbeth sees him play the title character, a warrior who is brought down by his own lust for power.

His supporting cast for the war epic includes Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth.

Macbeth: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard in first posters

Kurzel's movie is currently being screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

Macbeth opens on October 2 in the UK. A Us »

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New Macbeth Clips See Michael Fassbender’s Would-Be King Ride Into Battle

22 May 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Justin Kurzel’s rendition of Macbeth has today produced two all-new clips that show Michael Fassbender’s titular character charge into battle.

Featuring little-to-no dialogue – unless you count barbaric screaming – the footage is nothing if not stylish, with Kurzel orchestrating parts of the fight sequence in slow motion, making for a dramatic and haunting scene amplified by the low-lying mist. In tandem with the war footage was a clip showcasing Fassbender’s coronation as the ruling king, aided by his wife and partner-in-crime Lady Macbeth (played here by Marion Cotillard).

Given Kurzel’s rather excellent, hard-hitting Snowtown, it was inevitable that the director’s rendition of Macbeth would be dripping with atmosphere, and these recently-released clips are a testament to that method of approach.

Joining Fassbender and Cotillard for the period drama are Sean Harris, Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Jack Reynor, and Elizabeth DebickiMacbeth has been penciled in for »

- Michael Briers

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First MacBeth Clips Show a Highly Stylized War and Coronation

22 May 2015 6:43 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first two Macbeth clips have landed online. For those who decided to skip their high school lit classes, Shakespeare’s play is about the eponymous general (Michael Fassbender) who, with the help of his wife/co-conspirator (Marion Cotillard) murders the king and takes the throne only to be overtaken by paranoia and madness. It’s an uplifting tale that’s fun for the whole family. These clips don’t show any of Shakespeare’s dialogue, and instead focus on Justin Kurzel’s impressive direction. This is going to be a very stylized Macbeth, and I really like the tone he’s going for. It’s foreboding, unnerving, and looks like it will fit well with the tenor of the play. Check out the Macbeth clips below. The film will premiere at Cannes before opening in the U.K. on October 2nd and in France on November 4th. It’s »

- Matt Goldberg

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First clips from Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard

22 May 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its world premiere at Cannes tomorrow, StudioCanal has released the first two clips from Macbeth, director Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown) Shakespeare adaptation starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises). Check them out below…

Shot on location in Scotland and England, MacBeth tells the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.

Macbeth is set for release on October 2nd, with Fassbender and Cotillard joined in the cast by Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Paddy Considine (The World’s »

- Gary Collinson

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Colin Firth's Donald Crowhurst film begins shoot

20 May 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Story of amateur sailor who attempted to sail around the world begins UK shoot.

A feature based on the true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his attempt to win the first Golden Globe round the world yacht race in 1968 has begun shooting in the UK this week.

The announcement was made by StudioCanal, Blueprint Pictures and BBC Films in Cannes today.

Directed by James Marsh (The Theory of Everything), the film will star Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) as Crowhurst.

The support cast includes Rachel Weisz as his wife Clare Crowhurst, David Thewlis as his press agent Rodney Hallworth, Ken Stott as Crowhurst’s sponsor Stanley Best and Jonathan Bailey as rookie reporter Wheeler.

Produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent through Blueprint Pictures and Scott Z. Burns, alongside Nicolas Mauvernay and Jacques Perrin of Galatee, the project has been developed with Christine Langan from BBC Films and StudioCanal.  

Marsh said: “Donald Crowhurst »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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'Macbeth' gets awards season release date

19 May 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard drama to world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend.

StudioCanal has announced an October 2 UK release date for Macbeth, ahead of its world premiere in Cannes on Saturday (May 23).

Directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) and starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, the supporting cast includes Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor and Elizabeth Debicki.

Shot on location in Scotland and England, Macbeth is Shakespeare’s story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire.

Producers are Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films (The King’s Speech) with Laura Hastings-Smith (Hunger). The film was developed by See-Saw Films and Film4 and is majority financed by StudioCanal with Film4. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Macbeth gets an October UK release date

19 May 2015 7:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its world premiere at Cannes this weekend, StudioCanal has announced a UK release date of October 2nd for Macbeth, director Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown) William Shakespeare adaptation starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises).

Shot on location in Scotland and England, MacBeth tells the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.

Joining Fassbender and Cotillard in the cast of Macbeth are Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Paddy Considine (The World’s End) and David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything »

- Gary Collinson

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Tom Hardy’s Gangster Thriller ‘Legend’ Set for Oct. 2

14 May 2015 4:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal has set an awards season launch for crime thriller “Legend” with an Oct. 2 platform debut.

Legend,” directed by Brian Helgeland from his own script, is based on the rise and fall of Reggie and Ronnie Kray, twins who dominated organized crime in London during the 1960s before their 1969 convictions for murder. Hardy, who stars in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” portrays both Kray brothers.

The brothers were widely feared and involved in armed robberies, arson, protection rackets, assaults and the murders of Jack “the Hat” McVitie and George Cornell. Both were sentenced to life imprisonment.

Productions companies are Studiocanal, Working Title Films and Cross Creek Pictures. Producers are Working Title Film’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver, Chris Clark and Quentin Curtis.

Legend” co-stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton. Universal will release the thriller in the U. »

- Dave McNary

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Universal Sets Release Dates For ‘Legend’, ‘A Meyers Christmas’

14 May 2015 3:43 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Universal Studios will handle Us Distribution for the criminal biopic Legend, from Studiocanal, Working Title Films and Cross Creek Pictures. The film will see a multi-platform release in the Us beginning Friday, October 2 2015. Starring Tom Hardy in a dual role as notorious gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, Legend depicts the rise and fall of the real-life twin brothers who terrorized and captivated London during the 1960s. Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher… »

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Time Machine: Spielberg and Daughter (with 'Indiana Jones' Actress Capshaw) on Oscars Red Carpet

14 May 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »

- D. Zhea

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Cannes 2015: Michael Fassbender shows ferocity in first teaser for ‘Macbeth’

14 May 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I’m completely okay with Michael Fassbender being the king.

The first teaser for Macbeth showed off his kinging abilities as well as his co-star, Marion Cotillard, as Lady Macbeth. The film is directed by Justin Kurzel and also stars David Thewlis, Elizabeth Debicki, Paddy Considine, Sean Harris, and Jack Reynor.

It has been a film that has been on many film fans’ most anticipated lists for this year and it looks like it could in fact deliver. Fassbender is frightening in the short clip as he shows how strong his presence can be on screen while Cotillard adds to the fact that two incredibly talented actors are leading this film. Not much was shown, but the visuals looked gorgeous and it should reassure those who were waiting to see something from it.

Macbeth is expected to hit theaters later this year after the premiere at Cannes.

MacBeth is the »

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First 'Macbeth' Teaser Trailer Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard

14 May 2015 7:39 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Macbeth is screening on the final Saturday of the Cannes Film Festival, which, at first glance, is not typically a good sign. I was reminded Mud screened in the same slot a couple years back as did The Class in 2008, which went on to win the Palme d'Or, was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Oscar and made my top ten of 2008. So, all is not lost, and today we have our first brief trailer for the movie as I'm sure we'll have more in the coming week. Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of William Shakespeare's most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition, set in war torn Scottish landscape. »

- Brad Brevet

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First teaser for Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard

13 May 2015 11:54 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Cannes premiere next week, a first teaser has arrived online for Macbeth, director Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown) adaptation of the William Shakespeare classic, starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises). Check it out…

Macbeth is set for release in October, with a cast that also includes Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Paddy Considine (The World’s End) and David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything).

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Legend’ UK Teaser With Tom Hardy As London Gangsters The Krays

1 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tom Hardy seems to figure in multiple threads of information tonight. Here’s the UK teaser for Legend, which has Hardy as both of the infamously ruthless Kray twins Ronnie and Reggie who dominated London’s criminal underworld in the 1950s and ’60s. Brian Helgeland is writing and directing the StudioCanal-financed/Working Title-produced project, which Universal Pictures is releasing in the U.S. Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara… »

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