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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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- CineVue UK

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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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"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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'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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Catherine Hardwicke’s 'Miss You Already' scores sales

17 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Salt secures deal for Toni Colette, Drew Barrymore comedy-drama in Germany, France, Japan.

Following the Cannes market screening of Catherine Hardwicke’s (Twilight) romantic comedy-drama Miss You Already, starring Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore, UK sales outfit Salt has closed deals in Germany (Telepool), France (Ocean Films), Japan (Showgate), South Korea (Dreamwest Pictures) and Hong Kong (Panorama Entertainment).

In Miss You Already, produced by Christopher Simon and backed by New Sparta Films, the friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.

Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine and Jaqueline Bisset also star.

The film has already sold in UK and Australia (eOne) among other markets.  »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Cannes: Joseph White to Direct Sci-fi Thriller ‘Genus’ for Catalyst (Exclusive)

16 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joseph White, whose short “The Brain Hack” was optioned for a feature film remake by Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8, has been attached as director to sci-fi thriller “Genus” for London-based production and finance outfit Catalyst Global Media.

Based on the novel by Jonathan Trigell, the writer of BAFTA award-winner “Boy A,” “Genus” is an action-packed movie set in a bleak and dangerous future.

It is being adapted for the screen by Mike Carey, the novelist and graphic-novelist behind “Lucifer,” “Hellblazer” and “X-Men: Legacy,” and screenwriter of Warner acquisition “She Who Brings Gifts,” starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close. “Genus” will be Carey’s next film.

It is set in the not-so-distant future, when genetic selection and physical perfection are the norm — all the qualities men and women aspire to can be purchased prior to birth, and those financially unable to “self-improve” are ostracized as an underclass in London’s The Kross district. »

- Leo Barraclough

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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 »

- Zach Dennis

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First Clip For Michael Fassbender’s Macbeth Is Steeped In Blood

14 May 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Before uniting for the long-gestating adaptation of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are set to go even further back in time for Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, which has today revealed its first, intense clip.

Due to make its premiere in front of attendees at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, early buzz has been overly positive for Fassbender’s turn as the twisted king. While this latest footage doesn’t necessarily reveal an awful lot, there’s evidence here that Kurzel is channeling his direction of 2011’s excellent Snowtown, with haunting shots of Fassbender’s silhouette set against a dark and foreboding sky. A storm is brewing, it seems.

If Kurzel’s directing debut was criticized for the all-too-real subject material, then his unique method of approach will act as the perfect fit for what is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and dark plays, »

- Michael Briers

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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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Casting complete on She Who Brings Gifts

13 May 2015 2:59 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The post apocalyptic zombie thriller, which is being sold by Altitude Films, will be distributed in the UK by Warner Bros.

12 year old newcomer Sennia Nanua is to take the lead in She Who Brings Gifts, which is due to start shooting on May 17 in the West Midlands.

Also joining the cast of the post apocalyptic zombie thriller are Anamaria Marinca (Fury, 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days) Fisayo Akinade (Ordinary Lies),Anthony Welsh (Starred Up) and Dominique Tipper (Dmx).

Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close were confirmed to star back in March. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute in the UK.

Adapted by  M.R. Carey from his novel The Girl With All Gifts, the film is being directed by Colm McCarthy and produced by Camille Gatin and Angus Lamont.

Funded by the BFI Film Fund, Creative England and Altitude Film Entertainment, the film is being sold internationally by Altitude Film Sales.

Colm McCarthy said of »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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Warner Bros. Takes U.K. Rights to Glenn Close Zombie Thriller ‘She Who Brings Gifts’

13 May 2015 2:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up U.K. rights to post-apocalyptic zombie thriller “She Who Brings Gifts.” Further cast have joined the project, alongside Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close. Altitude Film Sales is selling the film in Cannes.

Newcomer Sennia Nanua, who is 12 years old, will take the leading role. McCarthy said of Nanua: “Sennia walked into the room as the last of 500 girls I’d met and just shone. She has taken being the lead actress in a film with Glenn, Gemma and Paddy in her stride and completely inhabits this amazing character. She’s a very special girl.”

Also added to the cast are Anamaria Marinca (“Fury,” “4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days,” “Europa Report”), Fisayo Akinade (“Cucumber,” “Banana,” “Ordinary Lies”), Anthony Welsh (“Starred Up,” “My Brother the Devil”) and Dominique Tipper (“Dmx,” “Vampire Academy,” “Montana,” “The Expanse”).

She Who Brings Gifts” takes place a generation after the world has ended. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Altitude in ‘Tall Grass’ for Cannes

6 May 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Vincenzo Natali will direct Toronto-based Copperheart Entertainment’s adaptation of the novella In The Tall Grass.

Altitude Film Sales managing director Mike Runagall and his team will kick off pre-sales next week on the story of a young man and his pregnant sister on a road trip who end up fighting for their lives in a field after they respond to a boy’s cries for help.

Natali adapted the screenplay from the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill, which first appeared as a story in Esquire. Paradigm represents Us rights to the project.

Steve Hoban of Copperheart, which is producing in association with Mosaic Media, serves as producer and Gloria Fan is executive producer. Principal photography is scheduled for September in the Toronto area.

“Who would think that grass could be frightening,” said Natali, whose director credits include Splice, Cube and TV’s Hannibal. “Trust Stephen King and Joe Hill to find a way.

“They »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Altitude Cannes-bound with ‘In The Tall Grass’

6 May 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Vincenzo Natali will direct Toronto-based Copperheart Entertainment’s adaptation of the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill.

Altitude Film Sales managing director Mike Runagall and his team will kick off pre-sales next week on In The Tall Grass, about a young man and his pregnant sister on a road trip who end up fighting for their lives in a field after they answer a boy’s cries for help.

Paradigm represents Us rights to the project, which first appeared as a story in Esquire. Natali adapted the screenplay.

Steve Hoban of Copperheart, which is producing in association with Mosaic Media, serves as producer. Production is earmarked for September in the Toronto region.

Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller, Rob Ree and M Riley are executive producers alongside Gloria Fan and Copperheart’s Mark Smith.

“Who would think that grass could be frightening,” said Natali, whose director credits include Splice, Cube and TV’s Hannibal. “Trust [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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She Who Brings Gifts

3 May 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

12 year old newcomer  Sennia Nanua has been cast in the lead role of 10 year old Melanie in She Who Brings Gifts, the feature film adaptation of M.R. Carey's novel The Girl With All The Gifts.

Sennia, from Nottingham is a member of the renowned Television Workshop, and played Skins star Laya Lewis's sister in the short film Beverley.

She will star alongside Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton, and Paddy Considine in the sci-fi film, which will be directed by Colm McCarthy.

Director Colm McCarthy says of his twelve year old star: “Sennia walked into the room as the last of 500 girls I’d met and just shone. She has taken being the lead actress in a film with Glenn, Gemma and Paddy in her stride and completely inhabits this amazing character. She’s a very special girl.”

She Who Brings Gifts is the story of Melanie, a girl who »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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