Director Justin Kurzel’s new take on William Shakespeare’s period tragedy, Macbeth appears to have found a home at The Weinstein Company, Deadline reports. Michael Fassbender is attached to play the title role with Marion Cotillard playing Lady Macbeth.
The new film will retain the play’s 11th century setting and is said to use the original dialogue as well. The story follows the devious Macbeth, a Scottish lord who will stop at nothing to become King.
Macbeth has made it to the big screen time and again. Geoffrey Wright directed a faithful adaptation in 2006 with Sam Worthington in the lead while, just a few years earlier, Billy Morissette restaged the action to a 1970’s fast food chain with Scotland, PA.
Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso are providing the screenplay for Macbeth with Iain Canning and Emile Sherman producing.
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