Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn 11th Century Scotland. Macbeth, a duke of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

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Justin Kurzel
Jacob Koskoff, Todd Louiso, Michael Lesslie
Iain Canning, Laura Hastings-Smith, Emile Sherman
Film4, See-Saw Films, StudioCanal
11 November 2015 (France)
Marion Cotillard (Lady Macbeth), Michael Fassbender (Macbeth), David Thewlis (Duncan), Sean Harris (Macduff), Elizabeth Debicki (Lady Macduff), Jack Reynor (Malcolm), Paddy Considine (Banquo)



Principal photography began on February 6, 2014 in Scotland. The production company behind Macbeth is See-Saw Films; the film will be distributed by StudioCanal worldwide. On October 23, 2013, The Weinstein Company acquired US and Canadian distribution rights to the film from StudioCanal. On February 6, 2014, it was announced that the principal photography had begun on the adaptation in Scotland. The filming was set to take place for seven weeks in England and Scotland. On February 21, the filming was taking place at Hankley Common in Elstead, Surrey. Filming has also been done at Quiraing on Skye, Scotland. On February 26, film’s cast and crew was spotted at the film set at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland with almost 200 extras. On March 17, Fassbender and Cotillard were spotted during the filming of some scenes at Ely Cathedral in Ely, Cambridgeshire.