A little bit late for the Ides of March, but it looks as though there is a film adaptation of Julius Caesar in the works. The cast looks great. A bit of extra trivia, Indira Varma (Calpurnia) is also playing Tamora in the Globe’s 2014 production of Titus Andronicus.
Another amazing sounding Kickstarter campaign, this time raise funds to help make an independent feature film of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth starring Sean Bean, Rupert Grint and Charles Dance. The teaser trailer for this potential production can be found here.
Only just heard about this today. Apologies to US followers but it appears screenings in the US have passed. For those of you in Europe and Australia, screenings are coming soon. I hope this means more Broadway shows will be broadcast in cinemas around the world:
"Prejudice. Anger. Betrayal. And the chance that true love could actually conquer all. It could only be the greatest love story of all time…Filmed live on Broadway and starring the British actor Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings) and two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, this dazzling new production of Romeo and Juliet is a modern take on one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays. Staged on Broadway for the first time in 36 years, director David Leveaux brings a dynamic energy and contemporary setting to his interpretation of this eternally tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.”
An in-depth and interesting analysis of the trailer for the new Cymbeline film adaptation by Michael Almereyda, due to be released at some point this year. Nice to see there’s at least one other person out there who is excited about this film.