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First Look At Fiennes' Coriolanus
Ralph Fiennes does Ye Olde Greene Zone

07 April 2010  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: 30ninjas.com

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If you enjoyed Ralph Fiennes' brief but majestically hardcased cameo in The Hurt Locker, then good news: Fiennes is back and armed to the teeth again in these new stills from Coriolanus, his directorial debut courtesy of 30ninjas.com.

As the stills show, Coriolanus swaps togas for camo smocks to transpose Shakespeare's tragedy of civil war, insurrection and betrayal into contemporary Serbia. It's got pedigree to burn. The script is written by Gladiator and The Aviator scribe John Logan, while The Hurt Locker DoP Barry Ackroyd mans the lens.

First Coriolanus Stills
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Fiennes plays the titular general, Coriolanus, who, with his people starving and his mother (Vanessa Redgrave) politically outmanoeuvring him, is forced into exile and an uneasy alliance with his nemesis, Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler).

First Coriolanus Stills
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Expect conflict, and not just the shooting kind, says Fiennes. "Coriolanus, to some extent, asks what the role of a soldier is, not just in battle, but also in life. Shakespeare challenges the audience to resist his complex central figure, but against our reason, we often find ourselves siding with him."

With old Shakespearean hands like Fiennes, Redgrave, Butler and Brian Cox involved, it could be a cracker. We'll find out early next year.


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Huhhuhhuh Anus
Could work quite well, I really like the Kings show that got cancelled. Same kind of style. The names were a bit more approachable than Tuffinis Nuttus or whatever though More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 12:50 on 08 April 2010 | Report This Post

I hope this line is kept in (and tweaked)...
"Make you a sword of me.......Motherf&^%$ers!!!!!!!!!!" More

Posted by cannygeet at 08:48 on 08 April 2010 | Report This Post

In sooth I know not why I am so sad ... wait wrong Shakespeare ...
Sounds great, clever transposition as well. Can't remember Coriolanus that much but it has some very famous Shakespeare passages in it such as Agrippa's speech about the body politic. More

Posted by KnightofZyryab at 22:13 on 07 April 2010 | Report This Post

Em, old hands?
Is Gerard Butler really an old hand at Shakespeare? I thought he was just an old hand at speaking out of the corner of his mouth and failing to do accents (including recently, his own). More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 18:57 on 07 April 2010 | Report This Post

Nasty Itch
I had coriol anus once.. It was itchy enough sitting at a desk all day. God knows what it must be like having it while you're at war. This is going to be an uncomfortable watch. More

Posted by danielcharlwood at 18:03 on 07 April 2010 | Report This Post

RE: First Look At Fiennes' Coriolanus
teehee...'anus'... More

Posted by boove at 16:47 on 07 April 2010 | Report This Post

Can't Wait
Its really good to see this as a modern film. Its brilliant that Fiennes is directing. More

Posted by Plainviewturner at 16:39 on 07 April 2010 | Report This Post


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