We have a few quick casting stories for you today. First up, THR reports that Marion Cotillard has replaced Natalie Portman to a new adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s Macbeth from director Justin Kurzel (Snowtown). Cotillard will play Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender. As we previously reported, the screenplay by Todd Louiso and Jacob Koskoff will take place in the 11th century, and will “be a visceral approach to the story including significant battle scenes.” No insult to Portman, who I’m sure would have made an interesting Lady Macbeth, but I have an easier time seeing Cotillard in the role. She just seems to have an easier time giving off a more sinister vibe, which is key for the role (or at least how it’s usually depicted).
Hit the jump for casting news on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – The Green Destiny and Kenneth Branagh‘s adaptation of Cinderella.