Macbeth has a new trailer for U.S. audiences and, as expected, it is terrific. Michael Fassbender stars as the troubled Scottish king and Marion Cotillard as his manipulative Lady. Having spent a great deal of my education career in a number of Shakespeare courses, I am especially looking forward to a modern look at the macabre Bard story.
Here is the Macbeth trailer:
And here is the official synopsis:
From the producers of THE KING’S SPEECH comes the feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s play MACBETH about Scottish General Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) whose ambitious wife (Marion Cotillard) urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king.
The trifecta of Fassbender, Cotillard, and director Justin Kurzel may shape up to be one of the more compelling teams in current cinema. The trio are currently together again, working on an adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, which we got our first look at last week.
Macbeth hits U.K. theaters in October, and is slated for a limited U.S. release December 4.