Marion Cotillard to star in Macbeth

According to See-Saw Films, Marion Cotillard has replaced Natalie Portman as Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in a new adapation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The film, directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown), is set to be produced by the team that brought us The King’s Speech and Shame. Shooting is set to begin January 2014 in the United Kingdom. Studio Canal and Film4 are financing the project. This is amazing news, can’t wait to see Marion doing Shakespeare!

“I feel extremely blessed that Marion is joining our film. She is one of the bravest and most compelling actors I have watched in recent years and I cannot wait to collaborate with both her and Michael in bringing to screen this very human and tragic love story.”

– Justin Kurzel (director)

“Marion Cotillard has proven extraordinary versatility through her stunning performances in La Vie en Rose and Rust and Bone. Casting her as Lady Macbeth alongside Michael Fassbender will bring a fresh and exciting dynamic to the story of lovers pulled apart by war and ambition.”

– Iain Canning (producer)

Read two articles on it below:

Marion Cotillard to play Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender – screendaily.com
Marion Cotillard replaces Natalie Portman in Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender – The Hollywood Reporter

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