Touchstone Pictures has debuted the first poster for the upcoming The Tempest
movie, based on William Shakespeare’s play.
The film tells the tale of the Duchess Proaperas’ banishment to a “primitive” Island with her young daughter where she is forced to master the elements of nature and magic. Prospera plots to return her Daughter to her rightful place and wreak revenge on those responsible for her downfall. When the opportunity arises she calls forth a powerful storm (Tempest) to bring her betraying brother and all the key players in her usurping to the Island where she will have a decidedly “home court” advantage.
stars Helen Mirren
(Prospera), Russell Brand
(Trinculo), Alfred Molina
(Stephano), Djimon Hounsou
(Caliban), Alan Cumming
(Sebastian), Chris Cooper
(Antonio), Ben Whishaw
(Ariel) and David Strathairn
(Alonso). The film is directed by Julie Taymor
(Titus, Frida, Across the Universe)
is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival
in September before hitting theaters on December 10, 2010.
The Tempest Poster