Ralph Fiennes Gets Bloody on UK Poster for Shakespeare 'Coriolanus'

November 11, 2011
Source: Empire


We've already seen a stylish poster and a fantastic trailer from across the pond for the modern-day set adaptation of William Shakespeare's 17th century play Coriolanus, but now director and star Ralph Fiennes looks even more intimidating than his turn as Lord Voldemort in a new quad poster from the United Kingdom. With dried blood all over his face, it's clear that Coriolanus (Fiennes) has seen some brutal military action. This looks like it could be the most successful contemporary Shakespeare adaptation since Baz Luhrmann's take on Romeo + Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. See the poster below!

Here's the UK quad poster for Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus courtesy of Empire:

Coriolanus - UK Poster

A banished hero of Rome, Coriolanus (Fiennes), allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Coriolanus is directed by British Oscar nominated actor Ralph Fiennes, who's making his directorial debut. The film is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, from the early 17th century, with a screenplay by John Logan (Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Aviator, Sweeney Todd, Rango, Hugo). The was filmed in Serbia and Montenegro, with The Weinstein Company distributing in the US. Coriolanus is currently scheduled for a limited theatrical release starting on December 2nd later this year. Look good?

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


This poster is a real bad-ass poster..! I am totally in...

Sakyo on Nov 11, 2011


Looks fantastic Anyone know if the dialogue, like, y'know...Shakespearean?

Voice of Reason on Nov 11, 2011


It is indeed Shakespearean.

Daniel on Nov 11, 2011


Great poster, runs parallel with the trailer. Can't wait!

Nick Sears on Nov 11, 2011


good trailer, great artwork, thoroughbred cast, and Shakespeare's violent classic. this is all kinds of awesome.

Anonymous on Nov 11, 2011


oscar contender! I can feel it

WoodSon on Nov 11, 2011



LOL Out Loud on Nov 12, 2011


We have to forget a bit Lord Voldemort and looking again Ralph Fiennes the actor. The Dark Lord was a part. The Bishop of London is another part and Coriolanus too. That they are quite different, it praises the unique transformability of a fantastic actor. Innombrable souls live in him. Oscar?

Zsilly on Nov 12, 2011


Looking forward to this.

Johnny Neat on Nov 14, 2011

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