Trailer: The Tempest

BATD ON Oct 13, 2010 AT 11:53 am

The Tempest

The Tempest

Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ has been adapted for the big screen by Julie Taymor (Titus, Frida and Across the Universe) and boasts a seriously impressive cast.

This fantastical thriller sees Helen Mirren play Prospera (originally written as the male, Prospero), a magician who is locked in a power struggle with Caliban (Djimon Hounsou) for a barren island. She creates a conspiracy between spirits, monsters, a grief-stricken king, a wise old councillor, two treacherous brothers and a storm at sea to bring banishment, sorcery and shipwreck into the lives of two lovers.

The story is retold by a stellar cast including; Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Alan Cumming, Chris Cooper, Djimon Hounsou and Felicity Jones (a relative newcomer who has starred in Cemetary Junction and Brideshead Revisited), so we are seriously excited to see how they’ve managed to translate such a classic dark comedy to the big screen.

It’s released on 10 December in the US but a UK release date has yet to be announced so watch this space!

Watch the trailer below:

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