9:06 pm - 04/27/2014

New Image Of Michael Fassbender And Marion Cotillard In Macbeth

It's a gorgeous new picture from the set of Macbeth, courtesy of issue 300 of Empire and photographer Mary McCartney, showing Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as the titular warrior and his lady wife.

The film comes from Snowtown director Justin Kurzel, adapting Shakespeare's play for the big screen in - as you can see - a homespun, rough-around-the-edges take on the story.

For the three of you who missed it in English lit class in school, Macbeth encounters three witches after a succesful battle and hears a prophecy that he will become King. When other of their predictions come true, he begins to wonder if they were on to something, and at the behest of his wife, decides to double down on the toil and trouble and engage in a spot of conspiracy and murder to take the throne. Predictably, life ain't quite so easy for someone who proves so lacking in the milk of human kindness.

This new version of Macbeth also stars David Thewlis, Jack Reynor, Sean Harris, Paddy Considine and Elizabeth Debicki, and is something wicked that will this way come in 2015.

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ophiodeiros 27th-Apr-2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
looks like an eleventh century dust bowl to me.
mingemonster 28th-Apr-2014 11:56 am (UTC)
It took me a while to realize you meant the landscape and not Fassbender
hadefuldtkind 27th-Apr-2014 07:38 pm (UTC)
excitedddd for this
beatlesluv 27th-Apr-2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
Me too :D
ncsujen 27th-Apr-2014 07:38 pm (UTC)
I am so fucking hft
vanilla_blue 27th-Apr-2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
i think this will be amazing
reluctantlylove 27th-Apr-2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
heavenlyrains 27th-Apr-2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
Marion Cotillard is a terrible actress. They should've begged Natalie Portman to stay tbh. She's not a genius either but anything is better than what they have now. I'm still seeing it for Fassy.
sher_locked0 27th-Apr-2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
I think Marion is the better actress but Natalie would have been a better Lady Macbeth. I saw her SNL rap a few months ago and for some reason it made me think that she would be a good Lady Macbeth.
locadepatioo 27th-Apr-2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
lmao that rap is the best
redheadbynight 27th-Apr-2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
if Portman could bring to Lady Macbeth what she did the last like, half an hour of Black Swan I could see it but generally nah
untxi 27th-Apr-2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
i think Natalie Portman is a far more terrible actress than Cotillard - with the added problems of an annoying as fuck voice and cringeworthy mannerisms - so i'm cool with this.
feministtheory 27th-Apr-2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
Marion isn't a terrible actress at all, but she doesn't speak English well enough yet to really be able to deliver her lines in anglophone films.
thisjoanissima 27th-Apr-2014 08:38 pm (UTC)
lol no.
ke77we 27th-Apr-2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
Natalie Portman is one of the weakest, inexplicably hailed actresses I can think of. She's only good when she's playing someone scared or quirky. Marion is the stronger actress and on top of that has a presence Portman just can't fake even if she managed to give a passable performance.
meme81 27th-Apr-2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
Natalie portman is shit .. she was good in one or two of her movies, the rest suck ass.

Lez be honest now …

ponpiri 27th-Apr-2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
At first I thought I didn't "get" Marion, but she's actually awful.
mrcumberbatch 27th-Apr-2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
i've only seen marion in english language films but every time i have been so confused over ontd's boner for her. so bad. and i really wanted to like her acting, cause i think she's so beautiful and lovely
ar_feiniel_ 27th-Apr-2014 11:14 pm (UTC)
I haven't formed an opinion on Marion yet, but I think Natalie is pretty terrible TBH: she's always Natalie pretending to be someone else in my eyes (although I actually liked her all right in TDW). I was actually hoping she would stay cast JUST for the lols.
mjspice 28th-Apr-2014 12:00 pm (UTC)
bloolikejazz 27th-Apr-2014 07:40 pm (UTC)
Omg what have they done to marion she looks like a lotr elf reject
megedeborch 27th-Apr-2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
UGH so ready for this.
shalmako 27th-Apr-2014 07:47 pm (UTC)
apparently this is an unpopular opinion but most Shakespeare movies just seem so unnecessary.
devourlove 27th-Apr-2014 08:01 pm (UTC)
they're on the same level as comic book movies to me, but i'll prob still watch it lol
thesilverymoon 27th-Apr-2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
Agreed. I adore Shakespeare, but when it comes to making his work into films (or even reviving his work onstage) if you don't have a new way of exploring the work than I just don't see a point in doing it.
shalmako 27th-Apr-2014 08:58 pm (UTC)
Yep this. And even then the experimental ones can be just as disposable.
ponpiri 27th-Apr-2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
Alongside Jane Austen adaptations.
eatmydustbinns 28th-Apr-2014 12:26 am (UTC)
lol remember that Hamlet with Ethan Hawke?
mjspice 28th-Apr-2014 12:02 pm (UTC)
I would've disagreed but then I remembered the gazillion Romeo & Juliet adaptations....-_-
tx5mym5 28th-Apr-2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
I disagree. I eat them up like candy. I love different takes on the same material.
windyourneckin 27th-Apr-2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
fassbender ... unf
funhouse 27th-Apr-2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
who is ur icon?
windyourneckin 27th-Apr-2014 08:28 pm (UTC)
hot extra from jlo's vid "i luh ya papi"
mistress_f 27th-Apr-2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
i'm so here for everything about this film apart from marion as lady macbeth :( i like her but it's a terrible miscasting imo
lady_leia_solo 27th-Apr-2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
I am getting hyped for this.
sher_locked0 27th-Apr-2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
I really think Marion is going to bring the whole film down which sucks as Lady Macbeth is such an interesting female character.
tankmachine 27th-Apr-2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
Macbeth is like the only Shakespeare play I'ver ever rly liked for some reason idk
scriptedending 27th-Apr-2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
It's definitely one of the more exciting ones imo.
nomorefrostbite 27th-Apr-2014 08:31 pm (UTC)
What about Titus Andronicus?
dangerbuffalo 27th-Apr-2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
My friend's company did an awful rendition of that so I forever hate it. He and parts of it were good, but it was too long and the leads just chewed scenery. I thought it went on way too long.
anna_karenina_x 27th-Apr-2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
I like most of the comedies, at least on stage. I feel like its hard (at least for me) to fully appreciate Shakespeare just reading him
the_wolski 27th-Apr-2014 08:49 pm (UTC)
devourlove 27th-Apr-2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
ooo, i think i'll have to watch this. for some reason shakespeare makes a film worth the fassy
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