The film follows the theme of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet by using a modern context with Shakespearean dialogue. It’s been doing the festival circuit as of late and has been receiving a lot of praise.
Coriolanus stars Fiennes in the title role while Gerard Butler, Jessica Chastain, Vanessa Redgrave, James Nesbitt and Brian Cox will round out Shakespeare’s powerful war driven drama.
Fiennes is now looking towards his second directorial piece, The Invisible Woman, which is based on Claire Tomalin’s best seller that details the 13-year romance between Charles Dickens and Ellen Ternan, fondly known as Nelly.
Coriolanus is in cinemas January 13th, 2012.
Check out the trailer below.