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First Poster For Ralph Fiennes' Modern Reimagining Of Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus'

The Playlist By Simon Dang | The Playlist October 19, 2010 at 1:59AM

Here's the first poster for Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut and modern imagining of William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" starring Fiennes himself in the lead role alongside Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain, James Nesbitt and Brian Cox.
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Here's the first poster for Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut and modern imagining of William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" starring Fiennes himself in the lead role alongside Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain, James Nesbitt and Brian Cox.

Based a script by John Logan, the film will stretch its literary roots by retaining the Shakespearean language of the source material but partnering it with modern technology and a contemporary setting -- a move personified by the recruitment of "The Hurt Locker" and "Green Zone" cinematographer Barry Ackroyd whose influence was clearly evident in the first looks at the film.

The story centers on General Coriolanus (Fiennes) as he enters the Roman Senate at the insistence of his mother (Redgrave). However, when he is banished from Rome for rioting after failing to win the public's support, he must team with sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius (Butler), in taking out revenge on the city. The production also features a plethora of Serbian acting talent due to its Balkan shooting locale including Slavko Stimac, Dragan Micanovic, Svetislav Goncic and Danijela Vranjes along side John Kani, Paul Jesson and even English popstar Will Young.

Lensing completed earlier this year presumably with an eye on a 2011 release (maybe premiering at one of the early European festivals?) with interest sure to be aroused purely by the ambition and audacity of Fiennes to turn a dramatic Shakespeare work into a gritty, modern warfare film for his first time behind the camera.


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