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All Hail ‘Macbeth,’ Justin Kurzel’s Bold Shakespeare Revision Starring Fassbender and Cotillard (Trailer)

All Hail 'Macbeth,' Justin Kurzel's Bold Shakespeare Revision Starring Fassbender and Cotillard (Trailer)

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard deliver ace performances as Macbeth and his Lady in this massively ambitious second film by Justin Kurzel, whose chilling debut “Snowtown” (2011) foreshadowed the director’s taste for artful cinematic grimness.

“Macbeth” premiered in the Cannes Competition to strong reviews and will open from The Weinstein Company presumably in the late Fall, after its UK debut on October 2. For this particular adaptation, one of the boldest Shakespeare re-imaginings ever put to film, Kurzel ratchets up the misery factor, and whether or not that will work for mainstream audiences remains a mystery. But “Game of Thrones” viewers will find much to revere here, including the chaotic, deftly orchestrated battlefield tableaux that bookend the film.

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