Great Trailer for Ralph Fiennes' Adaptation of Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
Here is the first awesome trailer for Ralph Fiennes' new film project Coriolanus, which is based on one of the great stories of William Shakespeare. Fiennes not only starred in the film, but he directed it as well, and he placed the story in a gritty contemporary modern technological setting. Fiennes also hired cinematographer Barry Ackroyd (The Hurt Locker) and cameraman Oliver Driscoli (Green Zone) to help get the gritty look for the film that you will see in the trailer below. The film also stars Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain and James Nesbitt.
I'm really excited to see this movie, it looks like it's going to be pretty incredible. The performances in the film also look like they are going to be fantastic as well.
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 the trailer below and tell us what you think!