Shakespeare nerds (including my mama) will be very excited and interested to hear that actor Michael Fassbender has signed on to a new Macbeth film adaptation. Fassbender reportedly will be signing on to play the leading role in “the Scottish play.”
This new film version of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays is going to be directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) and the screenplay will be written by Todd Louiso (Love Liza, Hello I Must Be Going) and Jacob Koskoff. Louiso have worked on a script together before for a film entitled The Marc Pease Experience.
Many previous film adaptations of the Scottish play have tried to set the classic story in a different settings, but that will not be the case with this version. The story will remain the same, it will be set in 11th century, and presented in the original Shakespearian dialogue. Kurzel has stated, however, that this version will be more “visceral” and have “significant battle scenes.”
Production on this project is moving quite quickly and filming is currently set to start later this year. Keep checking in for more follow-up and news about this Macbeth adaptation.
Who do you think should play Lady Macbeth? Are you excited for this particular adaptation? Do you think Fassbender is right for the role of Macbeth? Are you a Shakespeare enthusiast?
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