May 1, 2013 at 9:04 am #100703
The actor is attached to a new version of Shakespeare’s work that will be directed by the fast rising “Snowtown” 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?May 1, 2013 at 9:24 am #100705
NATALIE PORTMAN has just been chosen as Lady Macbeth.May 1, 2013 at 9:32 am #100706
I hope that they get a good Duncan. I would suggest Johnny Depp or Anthony Hopkins.May 1, 2013 at 9:51 am #100707
I hope this is good. We need more great adaptations of “Macbeth” beyond Orson Welles’ version. It’s been too long.May 1, 2013 at 9:54 am #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.May 1, 2013 at 10:05 am #100709
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.May 1, 2013 at 10:05 am #100710
Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman?!? YES.May 1, 2013 at 10:09 am #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.May 1, 2013 at 10:13 am #100712
Portman will not pull off Lady MacBeth. I just don’t see it.May 1, 2013 at 10:15 am #100713
Thinking of Black Swan, might not Mila Kunis seem closer to Lady MacBeth?May 1, 2013 at 10:19 am #100714
Someone like Jessica Chastain or Kate Winslet should’ve been cast as Lady MacBeth.May 1, 2013 at 10:30 am #100715
I really hope she nails this and proves everybody here wrong.May 1, 2013 at 10:53 am #100716
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.May 1, 2013 at 11:05 am #100717
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.May 1, 2013 at 11:10 am #100718
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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