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Thanks to Daily Mail, we now have the first two photos from the upcoming new "Macbeth" movie, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Check everything out below. "Macbeth" is a new adaptation of the William Shakespeare play. It will retain the 11th century setting and is said to use the original dialogue as well. The story follows the devious Macbeth, a Scottish lord who will stop at nothing to become King. The new movie is directed by Justin Kurzel (The Turning, The Snowtown Murders). A release date has yet to be announced. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne will be returning to Cannes this year with Two Days, One Night, their latest drama starring Marion Cotillard as a young woman assisted by her husband, who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job. Fabrizio Rongione and Olivier Gourmet co-star. Today, thanks to Thompson on Hollywood and The Playlist we have a batch of several pictures from the film along with a poster and the first trailer. The film is playing In Competition at Cannes and if you haven't looked over the list just yet you can find it right here. Check out the trailer, poster and more pictures below. »
- Brad Brevet
The Kid With a Bike, the last film from sibling directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, was one of the best films of 2011, and will probably end up standing as one of the best films of the decade. So we’d be excited at the prospect of any new film from the brothers. The fact that […]
- Russ Fischer
Though we won't be seeing Australian director Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth" until 2015, a few still enticing new stills from the film have landed. This adaptation of Shakespeare's deliciously dark masterpiece of evil stars Michael Fassbender as the titular power-mongering general and Marion Cotillard as the scheming, hand-wringing Lady Macbeth. Justin Kurzel confidently made his directorial debut in 2011 with the powerful "Snowtown," which centered on the grizzly true story of a spate of cult murders in a dreary Australian suburb. With that film in mind, "Macbeth" feels like a natural progression, and another grim portrait of power gone horribly awry. "Macbeth" has been adapted time and again, most notably by director Roman Polanski in 1971 just after Sharon Tate's murder. But if it's anything like "Snowtown," Kurzel's new revamp, from a script by Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso, ought to be a visceral and disturbing experience. Count us excited for this one. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
There have been many adaptations of William Shakespeare’s classic story of MacBeth, both on screen, and most recently on the London stage in recent years. In 2015, a new cinematic version hits screens, starring Michael Fassbender in the lead role, and French actress Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth.
Unlike some of the more recent film adaptations of Shakespeare’s work, the new film will be set in the 11th century, the play’s original setting, and will apparently use the original dialogue.
Source: Daily Mail
- Paul Heath
The “American dream” looked a whole lot different in 1920s Ellis Island.
The new trailer of James Gray’s “The Immigrant” follows Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, playing a Polish nurse who thinks she’s being saved by Joaquin Phoenix’s character, only to find herself sold into prostitution. Jeremy Renner plays a street magician who falls for her and tries to set her free.
The period piece premiered to rave reviews at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Variety’s Peter Debruge wrote that the romantic tale “cuts to the very soul of the American experience.”
“The Immigrant” hits theaters on May 16.
- Nikara Johns
I honestly think Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood is the only film adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that I've seen. I haven't seen Orson Welles' version, nor Roman Polanski's, but I'll surely check out Justin Kurzel's new adaptation once it arrives, and I have to suspect it will have its first official peek out in September in either Toronto or Venice. Today a couple of first look pictures from the film, featuring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as Macbeth and "Lady M" have arrived courtesy of The Daily Mail's set visit report. My only concern is the language. Shakespeare's verse remains in the film, though it has apparently been "edited" according to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, quoting Fassbender who says, "There's a vibrancy and intelligence to the script." It's always tough to get the tone of a film right when it comes to Shakespeare's »
- Brad Brevet
Michael Fassbender, in his relatively short career, has played many roles -- he's been a robot in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," an ancient soldier in "300," a cruel plantation owner in "12 Years a Slave," a film critic spy in "Inglourious Basterds," Carl Jung in "Dangerous Method," and an evil super-powered mutant in "X-Men: First Class" (and next month's "X-Men: Days of Future Past"). But he's about to get positively Shakespearean in next year's "Macbeth," playing the title character for Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel. And The Daily Mail has the very first photos.
According to Fassbender, who costars alongside Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth, Sean Harris as Macduff and Paddy Considine as Banquo, he's got his character all figured out. "He's suffering from post traumatic stress disorder," Fassbender told The Daily Mail. "It makes total sense, when you think about it. Justin set the seed of the idea in my head. 'This »
- Drew Taylor
William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth has seen several terrific big-screen versions, tackled by directors as esteemed as Orson Welles, Roman Polanski and Akira Kurosawa. The tale of murder and paranoia, featuring one of the most maniacal female villains in all of literature (Lady Macbeth), is a work that continues to inspire and influence storytelling to this day. In fact, many culture commentators have noted that the relationship between Frank and Claire Underwood on House of Cards has shades of the power-hungry, conniving characters from Shakespeare’s classic.
Now, a new film adaptation of the beloved tragedy is set to hit theatres either later this year or early in 2015, with Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. The first photos of the adaptation have arrived online today (you can find them above and below) and they indicate just how dark and depraved director Justin Kerzel (Snowtown) is going with the already macabre material. »
- Jordan Adler
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Fassbender explained the inner turmoil his character experiences over the course of the movie.
He said: "He's suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. It makes total sense, when you think about it. Justin set the seed of the idea in my head.
"This trauma is something we know about. In World War I they called it battle fatigue, and it was probably more horrific in Macbeth's days, when they were killing with their bare hands, and driving a blade through bodies.
"He's having these hallucinations, and he needs to return to the violence to find some sort of clarity, or peace."
The film will retain the original text's setting, »
After a well-received premiere at the Cannes Film Festival almost a year ago, James Gray’s period drama The Immigrant is finally preparing to hit screens stateside. There was a time where it was presumed that The Weinstein Company would be relegating The Immigrant to a VOD release via its Radius-twc brand, but the company did an about face earlier this spring, opting instead to send the film into a limited theatrical run. Now, The Immigrant, which stars Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Renner and Joaquin Phoenix, has received a U.S. trailer and accompanying poster, along with a slew of images.
The trailer offers a tantalizing look into the stunningly beautiful world of 1921 New York, as immaculately lensed by Darius Khondji. It’s clear that The Immigrant is going to be a delicious visual treat for cinephiles, but the story is also highly promising.
Cotillard plays a Polish immigrant named Ewa, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Michael Fassbender's “Macbeth” isn't “evil,” he's just suffering from Ptsd. The Oscar-nominated “12 Years a Slave” star is portraying the Scottish king in director Justin Kurzel's adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic play. The tragedy is about a general urged by his wife (Marion Cotillard) to steal the throne for himself after witches prophesy that he will one day become the king of Scotland. See photos: 11 of the Best & Worst Shakespearean Big Screen Adaptations “I don't think Macbeth is evil. I think he's damaged. When we meet him, he's a man who's as good as his circumstances will allow. »
- Greg Gilman
The Weinstein Company has released the first two images of Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marion Cotillard (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in director Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown) adaptation of the William Shakespeare tale…
Macbeth is currently without a release date, but expect the film to roll in late this year, just in time for awards season. Also featuring in the cast are Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), and Paddy Considine (The Double).
- Gary Collinson
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are featured in the first photos from the new William Shakespeare adaptation Macbeth. Michael Fassbender stars as the title character, a Scottish Lord who will do anything to become king, with Marion Cotillard portraying his wife, Lady MacBeth. This adaptation from director Justin Kurzel will retain the play's 11th Century setting and original dialogue. Take a look at the first photos, then read on for more details from Michael Fassbender.
During The Daily Mail's visit to the set, Michael Fassbender revealed that his title character is actually suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, an idea which director Justin Kurzel gave him.
"He's suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. It makes total sense, when you think about it. Justin set the seed of the idea in my head. This trauma is something we know about. In World War I they called it battle fatigue, and it »
While we'll leave it to the experts to wager on what movie has the best shot at the Palme d'Or, you can't count out the Dardennes. They are two-time Palme winners, not to mention the numerous other awards they've picked up in the south of France, and their latest, "Two Days, One Night" looks like they'll have another shot. Here's the trailer in case you missed it, but if you're wanting more, a batch of new images has landed. Seemingly touching on some of the recent financial problems that have affected people at home and abroad, Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione and Olivier Gourmet star in the film that follows a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job. As you'll see in the pics, there is no shortage of tears, hugs and tough »
- Kevin Jagernauth
While Natalie Portman was once slated to star alongside Michael Fassbender in the latest big screen adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare play Macbeth (or "that Scottish play" for all you theater folk), it's Marion Cotillard who ended up in the lead role as the lady of a Scottish lord who aspires to be king. Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel, who directed a segment in the Aussie omnibus The Turning, is at the helm of this feature adaptation, and we have two first look photos that look gorgeous. One features Fassbender embracing Cotillard, while the other has General Macbeth clearly ready for battle. Look below! Here's the first look photos from Justin Kurzel's Macbeth from The Daily Mail: Macbeth is directed by Justin Kurzel (The Turning, The Snowtown Murders) and written by Todd Louiso (Hello I Must Be Going, Love Liza, The Marc Pease Experience), based on William Shakespeare's »
- Ethan Anderton
Filming on Justin Kurzel's Macbeth is currently underway, and the first two images have been released. The adaptation of Shakespeare's play stars Michael Fassbender as the titular Scottish king with Marion Cotillard playing Lady Macbeth. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Fassbender says all the cast speaks with Scottish accents except for Cotillard. "We felt it would be unreasonable for her to put on a Scottish accent," says Fassbender. "It would not be unreasonable to presume that her character spent time in the French court." I'm willing to allow for that assumption when there's a great actress like Cotillard in such a juicy role. Hit the jump to check out the Macbeth images and to learn more about Kurzel and Fassbender's take on the material. The film also stars Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor and Elizabeth Debicki. Macbeth opens in the U.K. in early »
- Matt Goldberg
Watch the beautiful new trailer for The Immigrant.
In James Gray’s The Immigrant, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined.
Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) – a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno’s cousin – restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.
The Immigrant debuted at the 2013 Cannes Film »
- Michelle McCue
The film, directed by James Gray, was met with glowing reviews at the 2013 Cannes festival. It follows the story of Cotillard’s Ewa, who struggles to find the American dream while working for a pimp (Joaquin Phoenix) as a magician (Jeremy Renner) tries to help set her free.
The Immigrant comes out May 16. Watch the trailer below: »
- Ariana Bacle
That shot above shows off Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender as they appear in the new version of Macbeth. The film is directed by Justin Kurzel, the Australian filmmaker behind Snowtown, and stars Michael Fassbender in the title role of the William Shakespeare adaptation. Another, more striking shot is below. Both images from from the Daily Mail, to which Fassbender explained his take on […]
- Russ Fischer
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