StudioCanal has debuted the UK trailer for Macbeth, the Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders) film starring Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, The Dark Knight Rises), all three of whom are set to re-team for 20th Century Fox’s Assassin’s Creed movie.
A new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s period tragedy, the 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 co-stars David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything), Elizabeth Debicki (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation) and Paddy Considine (Child 44), and will be released in the UK on October 7. The Weinstein Company is set to distribute the movie in the U.S. at a later date.