Monday, October 26, 2009

GERARD BUTLER IS COMING TO SERBIA!


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.

6 comments:

  1. I wish good luck to Ralph Fiennes with his directorial debut.
    I'm not at all familiar with this Shakespeare's work. But then again, I've only read a few of his plays (and seen adaptations of a few more).

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  2. Ah, Marko, and no comment on the fact that the movie will be shot in your immediate neighborhood?!? :)) You might even become and extra if you join the audition :PP

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  3. I'm not sure if they'll even hire extras. This movie is based on a play after all. :) Even if they do, there are a lot of unemployed actors here. They hire them first.
    But if the opportunity arises.. :)

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  4. They will since this will be a modern adaptation, meaning that it might be set in American Senate or something like that.
    The two of us could play some idle members of Senate sitting in the Chamber, doing nothing, just looking beautiful in front of cameras :))))

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  5. we should watch "Muppet Show" to steal some cool moves from Statler and Waldorf :)))))))

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