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New Coriolanus trailer impresses

Coriolanus.jpgThere's a new trailer for the Shakespearean adaptation from Ralph Fiennes which stars Gerard Butler, Brain Cox, Jessica Chastain, Vanessa Redgrave, James Nesbitt, and many actors to represent the story's move to Eastern Europe.

It looks fantastic and promises a strong mix of action and acting as the Shakespearean story, whatever you might believe about the writer, has been dragged into modern day in the setting of the aftermath of a terrible war and a country that has ripped itself apart.

The simple story for Coriolanus, well I say simple but it's never that way with a William Shakespeare story, tells of a hero of the country who is banished for something he did not do, and to seek revenge for the pain and wrongdoing he teams up with his once enemy and turns on his own.

Adapted by John Logan who has films such as Gladiator, The Last Samurai and The Aviator behind him, stirring films with strong central characters, it has been directed by Ralph Fiennes as his first directorial role, and pulls in a great cast of actors as the best Shakespearean adaptations do.

It's a powerful trailer that really does set itself firmly down and I'm totally sold on the film, it looks like a string of powerful actors and performances, a powerful story that we haven't seen before, and in a fantastic setting that makes us easily connect with it.

Here's the trailer:




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