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Watch: Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard Coronate and Conquer in First ‘Macbeth’ Clips

Watch: Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard Coronate and Conquer in First 'Macbeth' Clips

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After years in the works, “Macbeth,” starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, has finally premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and now two clips from the film have been released.

Aside from the absolutely perfect casting, what we’re loving here is how positively medieval Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth” looks. Sure, going dark and gritty is a trend these days, but for the 11th century setting, the lack of gold and glitz as Macbeth is first crowned in the above clip suits the time period.

In the second clip below, some interesting stylistic choices have been made on the battlefield. This is no “Braveheart.” 

“Macbeth” doesn’t have a U.S. release date just yet, but knowing distributor Harvey Weinstein, the film will probably hit around awards season, starting off a massive campaign for his two leads.

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gisa w. slonim

In the battle scene the claymore (double handed sword of the time) is being wielded like the single handed, thin bladed sword of the French. The claymore was actually used to bash one’s foe over the head rather than to stab as it was heavy, most unwieldy and required great strength to use. It was often the "test" of manhood for the Scots of the time. Hope they got it right but from the clip it doesn’t look right.

James M.

The wait for this almost brings tears to my eyes.


King Michael and Queen Marion!!


Holy shit, this looks absolutely incredible. Couldn’t agree more with this post. The wait for this film feels like a torture already. Michael Fassbender looks amazingly commanding once again and that look at Marion Cotillard’s face in the first clip is absolutely chilling. It seems like Kurzel was right when he promised the most gripping, intense and bloody adaptation of Shakespeare’s play on screen.


If it turnes up being as good as it looks up there, and with Harvey’s support, it could totally get nominations for Michael and Marion (who will probably go supporting since Blanchett is supposed to be phenomenal in Carol – distributed by The Weinstein Company).

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