Coriolanus is due on Blu-ray and DVD May 29, and to give you a taste, we have been provided a featurette to share. In the clip, director/star Ralph Fiennes comments on his adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Fiennes updated the story to the modern day, but the story remains the same. Things go awry during Coriolanus’ (Fiennes) campaign for the consulate, and he’s kicked out of Rome: “The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city.” Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jessica Chastain also star. Watch the featurette after the jump.
Caius Martius ‘Coriolanus’ (Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman General is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuses to support him, Coriolanus’s anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city.