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  • seabel
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    #100703

    Via INDIEWIRE:

    The actor is attached to a new version of Shakespeare’s work that will be directed by the fast risingSnowtown” director, Justin Kurzel. Penned by Todd Louiso (the director behind “Love Liza” and “Hello I Must Be Going“) and Jacob Koskoff (who co-penned “The Marc Pease Experience
    with Louiso), the story will be the same, set in the 11th century, and
    will be presented in the original dialogue. However, this version will
    be more “visceral” and contain “significant battle scenes.” And
    production is coming together pretty fast.

    Plans are underway for the film to shoot later this year, and will seemingly be bumping plans for Kurzel’s adaptation of John Le Carre‘s “Our Kind Of Traitor,” which had Ralph Fiennes and Mads Mikkelsen lining up.
    A bit of bummer, but still, Fassy + Macbeth is a combo we won’t argue
    with. And speaking of the actor, who is currently lensing “X-Men: Days Of Future Past,”
    this is a nice meaty project to dive into after the VFX extravaganza.
    As for Lady Macbeth? Talks are apparently underway with an unnamed “
    Hollywood leading actress.” Suggestions?

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    seabel
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    NATALIE PORTMAN has just been chosen as Lady Macbeth.

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    vinny
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    #100706

    I hope that they get a good Duncan. I would suggest Johnny Depp or Anthony Hopkins.

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    Renaton
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    #100707

    I hope this is good. We need more great adaptations of “Macbeth” beyond Orson Welles’ version. It’s been too long.

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    Scottferguson
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    #100708

    Not that it’s any big deal, but I don’t get the enthusiasm for Fassbender as an actor (sure he’s great looking). It could be the movies he has been in, but I’ve never detected anything special about him.

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    Atypical
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    NATALIE PORTMAN has just been chosen as Lady Macbeth.

    Hmmm. That’s somewhat disappointing. I don’t think she has the necessary heft to support Fassy, but it’ll be significant if she pulls this role off.

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    Tye-Grr
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    #100710

    Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman?!? YES.

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    Miss Frost
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    #100711

    Happy for Michael, but I am iffy on Portman being casted as McBeth. Cannot see her being to pull that off, and not to mention her and Michael are already doing that Terrence Malick film together anyways.

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    Renaton
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    #100712

    Portman will not pull off Lady MacBeth. I just don’t see it.

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    Scottferguson
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    #100713

    Thinking of Black Swan, might not Mila Kunis seem closer to Lady MacBeth?

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    Miss Frost
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    #100714

    Someone like Jessica Chastain or Kate Winslet should’ve been cast as Lady MacBeth.

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    Tye-Grr
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    #100715

    I really hope she nails this and proves everybody here wrong.

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    AroundU
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    Fassbender was the first name that came to me for the role and probably the best. Portman however was not, hoping she can pull it off though. She seems too soft. Based on looks, Angelina Jolie was the first that came to mind. Although Jessica Chastain and Chalize Theron come to mind too. Theron especially was brilliant in Snow White.

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    Logan
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    Not that it’s any big deal, but I don’t get the enthusiasm for Fassbender as an actor (sure he’s great looking). It could be the movies he has been in, but I’ve never detected anything special about him.

    I think I’ve liked him most for his Jane Eyre performance.

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    Renaton
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    I really hope she nails this and proves everybody here wrong.

    To me, it’s as fundamentally flat out wrong casting as when I first read Hilary Swank was chosen to be the femme fatale in Black Dhalia. And look how that turned out. I really wasn’t surprised when I watched it.

    Sometimes, no matter how talented an actor might be, they are just not right for the role. 

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