Here is our first look at the poster for Ralph Fiennes' new film Coriolanus, based on one of the great stories of William Shakespeare. Fiennes stars and makes his directorial debut in this gritty looking film. Cinematographer Barry Ackroyd (The Hurt Locker) and cameraman Oliver Driscoli (Green Zone) worked on the project. The film also stars Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain and James Nesbitt.
The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius. Coriolanus and Aufidius march on Rome intending to destroy the city. Volumnia appeals to her son. He tries to reject her but eventually breaks. Aufidius, feeling bitterly betrayed, brutally murders Coriolanus.
The film is scheduled to open in North America on December 2nd. Check out a trailer for the film HERE.