The Weinstein Company has released a new quad poster for Coriolanus.
Two-time Oscar nominee and world-class thespian Ralph Fiennes is not only starring as the title character, he’s making his directorial debut. Along with Fiennes the film also stars Gerard Butler, Brain Cox, Jessica Chastain, Vanessa Redgrave, James Nesbitt, and many actors to represent the story’s move to Eastern Europe.
An adaptation of a William Shakespeare’s Roman tragedy, this movie tells the story of Caius “Coriolanus” Martius. He is a revered and feared Roman General who finds himself at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens after he seeks the exalted and powerful position of Consul.
Though pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother, Caius is reluctant to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuses to support him, his anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius to take his revenge on the city.
Coriolanus will open December 2nd, 2011 in the US.