Michael Fassbender is set to get Shakespearean!
The babe that brought us Shame will be stretching his very large acting muscle once again as mad power hungry general in the film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Is anyone else thinking about how seXXXy he'll look in uniform??!
The flick will include at least one other Hollywood heavyweight who has yet to be cast and is to be produced by the same crew who won the Oscar for The King's Speech.
The play has been brought to the big screen multiple times, but what is REALLY crazy about this version is it will be shot in its original Scottish language!
While that most likely just means a heavy accent, it'll definitely be a challenge…especially for this German!
But besides the language obstacle, such a complex and iconic character is quite the undertaking…
Do YOU think Michael is right for the legendary role??!
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Tags: casting, macbeth, michael fassbender, shame, the king039s speech, william shakespeare
First we heard Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sir Mick Jagger, and John Lydon from the Sex Pistols were teaming up to perform at the 2012 London Olympic games, which was exciting enough, but this just keeps getting better and better!
Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle is serving as the ceremony's artistic director and revealed that the show has been inspired by William Shakespeare's The Tempest!
Boyle described the show's narrative as the recovery of land that has been poisoned by industrial legacy. The ceremony will commence with the ringing of a specially commissioned bell inscribed with a line from The Tempest: "Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises."
The "Isle of Wonders" themed live production on July 27th will last longer than 3 hours and also features the creative talents of director Stephen Daldry.
This is shaping up to be a pretty extravagant start to the Olympic games! Are U excited or what?
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Tags: bell, danny boyle, games, london, olympic, opening ceremony, stephen daldry, summer, the tempest, william shakespeare
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Looks like there will be life after Pan Am for Christina Ricci!
Waaay back in May 2010, Christina Ricci made her Broadway debut in Donald Margulies' play Time Stands Still.
Guess she must have done something right, because starting March 28, Christina will be performing in Classic Stage Company's (CSC) new production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream!
Ms. Ricci will be playing the role of
Tags: a midsummer nights dream, bebe neuwirth, broadway, christina ricci, classic stage company, csc, donal margulies, nyc, pan am, time stands still, william shakespeare
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We were all under the seemingly well-informed notion that for the last couple of months, Joss Whedon has had nothing on his plate that didn't invovled assembling The Avengers. However, it turns out that not only has he NOT been working on the Marvel flick for the last several weeks, he's actually been working on an entirely different project completely in secret. No one knew a thing about it … until now!
Over the weekend, Joss and some of the stars of his secret flick tweeted out that production had wrapped on Whedon's adaption of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The flick has many familiar Whedonverse stars attached to it, including Ashley Jenson, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof and Nathan Fillion and we're hearing from sources close to the man himself that Joss wrote and directed the piece. A website for the movie even popped up late last night!
Still, we're thrilled to see it! Not as much as The Avengers, but we think you understand.
Wonder what this will be like?!
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Look at you maturing as an actor, Mr. Westwick!
Back in January, we heard that Gossip Girl
& S. Darko star Ed Westwick had signed on for a role in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar. Now, he's getting his Shakespeare on in Romeo & Juliet!
As we already know, True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld will play Juliet, and now Westwick has been cast as Tybalt in Carlo Carlie's adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal tale.
We've also learned that Holly Hunter has been cast as The Nurse, but still no word on who will play Romeo this time around.
We suppose Leonardo DiCaprio is a bit too old for the part now, huh? LOLz.
How do U feel about the cast of Romeo & Juliet so far? Do U think Ed Westwick will be able to hold his own doing Shakespeare?
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Tags: carlo carlie, clint eastwood, hailee steinfeld, j edgar, juliet, romeo, romeo and juliet, s darko, shakespeare, the nurse, tybalt, william shakespeare