Monday, October 26, 2009
Yep, Gerard Butler is coming to Serbia! He will star in "Coriolanus", which will start shooting next March in Belgrade. This modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's famous play will be directed by Ralph Fiennes, who will also take the lead male role. Beside Butler and Fiennes, other cast members include William Hurt and Vanessa Redgrave.
The original story follows a Roman General named Gaius Martius Coriolanus who is at battle with Tullus Aufidius, the leader of the Volscian army. In the strange twist of fate they end up working together after Martius is banished from Rome after a failed political career. That's when he teams up with the Volscians to get his revenge on Rome. Apparently Butler will play the contemporary version of the Volscian General Aufidius. He had already played in one of the theater adaptations of this play.
Fiennes has chosen to shoot his directorial debut in Serbia which offers various landscapes ideal for breathtaking sets, has modern film studios and much cheaper professional crew than in USA or other European countries.
Posted by DEZMOND at 9:07 PM