Macbeth is a 2015 British-French-American adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy directed by Justin Kurzel and written by Jacob Koskoff, Todd Louiso, and Michael Lesslie, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. The film stars Michael Fassbender in the title role and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film has received positive notice for the depiction of the lead character by Fassbender and for the adapted writing of the film script.
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
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UK, USA, France
Shakespeare Play, Based On Play, Character Name In Title
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UK, USA, France
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King, Scotland, Macbeth, Prophecy, Ambition
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Rated R for strong violence and brief sexuality
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Macbeth is a 2015 French British-American war historical drama film based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name, directed by Justin Kurzel and written by Jacob Koskoff, Todd Louiso and Michael Lesslie. The film stars Michael Fassbender in the title role and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth.
The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film was theatrically released on December 4, 2015 on the United States while in the UK, it was released on October 2, 2015. Upon its release, Macbeth received generally positive reviews from film critics who highly praised the lead character's depiction by Fassbender as well as praising the rest of the cast, the visual style, the script, the direction and the war sequences. However, despite positive critical reaction, the film was a commercial failure, grossing $16 million worldwide against production budget of $20 million.
Directed by Justin Kurzel
Genres - Drama | Sub-Genres - Tragedy, War Drama | Release Date - Dec 4, 2015 (USA - Limited) | Run Time - 113 min. | Countries - France, UK, USA | MPAA Rating - R
Synopsis by Jennifer Lackman
Visually stunning adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous play, which focuses on a Scottish lord named Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) and his power-hungry wife (Marion Cotillard). After Macbeth hears a prophecy that he will become the king of Scotland, he becomes fixated on taking throne and decides to murder the current king to do so. Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Harris, David Thewlis, and Jack Reynor co-star. Directed by Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders).
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