The first official trailer for Justin Kurzel’s film Macbeth has been released and getting praise. This adaption of Shakespeare’s tragedy stars Michael Fassbender with Marion Cotillard portraying his wife, Lady Macbeth. The film recently received its world premiere at Cannes, receiving critical acclaim for its boldness.
While the film will not be released until October 2nd, it was recently shown at the Cannes Film Festival and got rave reviews. Jason Gorber called it “Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones set, and before many of the iconic lines of dialogue are even spoken we’re thrust into this torturous medieval hellscape.”
You can also see two short clips from Macbeth, which were released last month:
Official storyline: Macbeth, a duke of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
New motivation tactic: when I finish writing this article I can watch the Macbeth trailer again.
— Sarah M (@SarahJoSmiley) June 5, 2015
New Macbeth movie described as "a dark look at the Shakespeare classic." Because Shakespeare's version was light and fluffy. #allhail
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