Fiennes delivers stunning Coriolanus trailer
Ralph Fiennes looks like he's directed an amazing film in Coriolanus, and while I always believed that Kenneth Branagh was the master of the William Shakespeare adaptation to film, I'm actually looking at this trailer and wondering if there Fiennes could claim that throne if he delivers a film as powerful as the trailer suggests.
Mind you he does have a few films to catch up with, but this trailer looks fantastic and the fantastic cast is only part of it, even if it does include Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain and James Nesbitt in the leading roles.
So often ensemble films with a huge cast are sold on that very fact, in the trailer for Coriolanus you really don't come away with that feeling. Of course I was picking off the faces as I saw them, but the trailer is dragging you along making you keep up with it. It promises tension, suspense, intrigue, and looks like it's filmed really well.
Here's the blurb for the film which takes the William Shakespeare play and adapts it for a very modern setting.
Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' (Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman General is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuses to support him, Coriolanus's anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city.
Quite frankly this is a stunning trailer. There's nothing else to say about it other than Ralph Fiennes might have just delivered a fantastic film and on the strength of this I'm sold already. Oh that and I have to convince you to watch it, now.