StudioCanal boards Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender’s “Macbeth”

StudioCanal boards Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender’s “Macbeth”

PanARMENIAN.Net - StudioCanal has boarded Macbeth, the Shakespeare adaptation for director Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) starring Michael Fassbender as the doomed Scottish king and Natalie Portman as Lady Macbeth, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Kurzel's version is described as modern take on the tale of a fearless warrior ultimately destroyed by ambition and desire.

StudioCanal will co-finance the feature, which British shingle See-Saw Films is producing. Preproduction is set to start at the end of the year for a planned January shoot.

StudioCanal will distribute Macbeth in the U.K., Germany and France and will handle international sales duties, shopping the title to buyers in Cannes next week.

Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw, whose credits include the Oscar-winning The King's Speech, will produce. See-Saw developed the project with Film4, which is also a financier on Macbeth.

 Top stories
“Paradjanov” stars Serge Avedikian as the brilliant director, whose nonconformist behavior conflicts with Soviet system.
In addition, Marshall has published a collection of Armenian folktales called "The Flower of Paradise and Other Armenian Tales".
Paul Sarkisian began his career in the mid-1950s as one of the founding members of a cooperative gallery in Pasadena.
The songs can be light, while with pieces based on work you can almost "hear the spinning wheels," Teni Apelian says.
Partner news