The Tempest

Release date: December 10, 2010
(NY, LA; expands: Dec. 17)

Studio: Touchstone Pictures (Disney)

Director: Julie Taymor

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some nudity, suggestive content and scary images)

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Starring: Alfred Molina, Chris Cooper, Ben Whishaw, Djimon Hounsou, Alan Cumming, David Strathairn, Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Tom Conti, Felicity Jones, Reeve Carney

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

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Plot Summary:

In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's mystical thriller "The Tempest," Academy Award®–nominated Julie Taymor ("Across the Universe," "Frida," "Titus") brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar® winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen"). Prospera's journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.

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