30 Ninjas has posted the first two photos of Ralph Fiennes on the Pancevo set of his directorial debut, the thriller Coriolanus. Written by John Logan, the film stars Gerard Butler, Fiennes, William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain, Brian Cox and Vanessa Redgrave. The Hurt Locker cinematographer Barry Ackroyd is on board as well.
The following is how Icon Entertainment describes the contemporary version of William Shakespeare’s drama:
The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius. Coriolanus and Aufidius march on Rome intending to destroy the city. Volumnia appeals to her son. He tries to reject her but eventually breaks.