Full Trailer for New 'King Lear' Starring Anthony Hopkins as King Lear

August 21, 2018
Source: YouTube

King Lear Trailer

"Better thou hadst not been born… than not t' have pleased me better." Screen Media Films has debuted an official US trailer for the latest Shakespeare adaptation of King Lear, which already opened in UK cinemas in May. This new King Lear, set in a "fictional" present day, stars Sir Anthony Hopkins as the iconic King Lear, deciding to divide his kingdom among his three daughters according to their affection for him. The full cast includes Jim Broadbent, Emily Watson, Florence Pugh, Jim Carter, Tobias Menzies, John Macmillan, Anthony Calf, Simon Manyonda, Chukwudi Iwuji, and the great Emma Thompson. There's always room for more cinematic Shakespeare adaptations, right? Though this one looks very stagey, and very made-for-TV, which might explain why it didn't show up at any film festivals or otherwise. Enjoy.

Here's the official US trailer (+ original UK poster) for Richard Eyre's King Lear, direct from YouTube:

King Lear Movie Poster

Set in the fictional present and starring Anthony Hopkins, the 80 year-old King Lear divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril, Regan, & Cordelia, according to their affection for him. When his youngest daughter, Cordelia, refuses to flatter him, hurt and angry Lear banishes her. With that fateful decision, family and state collapse into chaos and warfare. King Lear is written and directed by acclaimed English filmmaker Richard Eyre, director of The Ploughman's Lunch, Singleton's Pluck, Loose Connections, Iris, Stage Beauty, Notes on a Scandal, The Other Man, and The Children Act previously. Adapted from William Shakespeare's original play. This already opened in the UK back in May. Screen Media will release Eyre's King Lear in select US theaters + streaming from Amazon Prime starting on September 28th. Interested?

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That looks weird. in an interesting way. But nothing too appealing about it. Just a bit curious ...

shiboleth on Aug 21, 2018


Hopkins still is sounding great at 80. Seems like when I was a kid 80-year-olds sounded like Grandpa from THE SIMPSONS.

DAVIDPD on Aug 21, 2018


As much as I detest Shakespeare, Anthony Hopkins seems born to speak it. lol But yeah, not interested.

THE_RAW_ on Aug 22, 2018

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