Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star in MACBETH this October
WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING IN COMPETITION AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL MAY 23
Ahead of the film’s World Premiere screening in The Cannes Film Festival competition this weekend STUDIOCANAL announce an October 2nd UK opening date for MACBETH.
Directed by Justin Kurzel (SNOWTOWN) and starring Academy-Award® nominee Michael Fassbender (12 YEARS A SLAVE) and Academy-Award® winner Marion Cotillard (LA VIE EN ROSE) with a stellar supporting cast which boasts Paddy Considine (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM), David Thewlis (the HARRY POTTER series), Sean Harris (PROMETHEUS), Jack Reynor (WHAT RICHARD DID) and Elizabeth Debicki (THE GREAT GATSBY).
Shot on location in Scotland and England, MACBETH tells the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.
Academy-Award® winners Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films (THE KING’S SPEECH, SHAME) produce with Laura Hastings-Smith (HUNGER). MACBETH was developed by See-Saw Films and Film 4 and is majority financed by STUDIOCANAL with Film4.
MACBETH HITS UK CINEMAS ON OCTOBER 2
STUDIOCANAL is a subsidiary of the CANAL+ Group. It is one of Europe’s leading companies in the market for co-production, acquisition, distribution of international feature films and TV series. STUDIOCANAL is the only studio operating simultaneously in the three main European territories - France, the United Kingdom and Germany - as well as in Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important libraries in the world, with more than 5,000 international titles.