Gerard Butler to Star in Ralph Fiennes’ Adaptation of Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS

     November 3, 2009


Ralph Fiennes is making his directorial debut with “Coriolanus”, a can’t miss script from William Shakespeare (that 393-year-old dead guy is really going places). Fiennes will pull Shakespeare’s family-political tragedy (the two never seem to mix well in  Shakespeare’s plays) out of ancient Rome and into what’s being called a “contemporary version”.  Butler will play Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army from Shakespeare’s play and nemesis of Coriolanus (Fiennes).  Butler joins a cast that includes William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain, and Vanessa Redgrave. [THR]

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