Friday, April 23, 2010

Coriolanus Movie

For his directorial debut Ralph Fiennes is tackling a movie adaptation of Coriolanus, Shakespeare's famous tragedy. But we won't get to see people wearing Roman togas: Ralph Fiennes' modern take on Coriolanus takes place in a contemporary setting.The film is starring Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, and Vanessa Redgrave. Shooting began 17 March 2010 in Belgrade, Serbia, and the film is expected to open the 2011 Belgrade International Film Festival.

Here's a first look at Ralph Fiennes on the set of Coriolanus:
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- Ralph Fiennes as Coriolanus
- Gerard Butler as Tullus Aufidius
- Vanessa Redgrave as Volumnia
- Brian Cox as Menenius
- Jessica Chastain as Virgilia
- Dragan Micanovic as Titus
- Paul Jesson as Brutus
- James Nesbitt as Sicinius
- Ashraf Barhom as Cassius
- Lubna Azabal Tamora
- Harry Fenn Young Martius

I'm surprised to see Ralph Fiennes in battle gear, but he does look good: it's a good sign for the movie Coriolanus!