More Photos for Ralph Fiennes' Shakespeare Film Coriolanus
You may remember a couple of months ago seeing some pretty wild first photos from the upcoming Ralph Fiennes directed Shakespeare adaptation Coriolanus. They were striking because it looks as is Fiennes is setting the film in more modern times - during the Iraq war - as the photos look more like they're from The Hurt Locker than any Shakespeare movie. Anyway, a few brand new photos were discovered on KinoGallery today (via JoBlo) featuring both Gerard Butler and Fiennes, who stars as Coriolanus. I'm not sure which scene this is, but it looks pretty frickin' gritty and intense for Shakespeare. And that's why I want to see this!
The story in William Shakespeare's Coriolanus follows Roman military leader Caius Martius, who returns home from a war against the Volscans as a war hero with a new last name, Coriolanus, given for the city he conquered. However, he is banished from Rome as a traitor. Coriolanus then allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city of Rome. I don't really know how Fiennes has tweaked that to work during the Iraq war, or maybe a fictional modern war, but I suppose we'll find out soon. I'm hoping this shows at the Toronto Film Festival in September as I'd love to see it there. We'll keep an eye out for more on Coriolanus.