New photos of hunky actor Michael Fassbender taking on the infamous title role in a reimagined ‘Macbeth’ have just been released and they are intense! Check him out opposite leading lady Marion Cotillard!
That’s how you do Shakespeare! In yet another take on the classic play Macbeth– er, sorry, the play which shall not be named– Michael Fassbender will take on the ill-fated protagonist opposite Marion Cotillard playing Lady Macbeth. Despite the fact that a trailer is still not available for the anticipated film, it will debut in May at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. While we wait for a broad release (or at the very least a stinkin’ trailer!), feast your eyes on these gorgeous snaps from the movie!
‘Macbeth’: Michael Fassbender Takes On Iconic Role
In these brand new pics for the 2015 interpretation of Macbeth, we get a peak at our two leads at varying points of their doomed existences. In the first pic, we see Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth stare longingly into one another’s eyes; a sensual moment that, if you’ve ever seen or read Macbeth, you know does not last long.
Next, we get our first glimpse of the isolation that slowly begins to define Macbeth, as we see him sit alone atop his throne, staring with dismay into the distance. Finally, we see Lady Macbeth experience her own seclusion, sitting in a dimly lit corner, draped (rather depressingly) in a blanket.
A Reimagined ‘Macbeth’
This new Macbeth will be directed by Justin Kurzel with an updated script by Jacob Koskoff, Todd Louiso and Michael Lesslie. Along with Marion and Michael, the film will star British actors David Thewlis, Sean Harris and Elizabeth Debicki.
No official release date following its Cannes debut has been announced for the movie at this time.
What do you think of these Macbeth stills? Are you excited for the remake?
— Casey Mink