Michael Fassbender to play Macbeth
Story by Jack Foley
MICHAEL Fassbender is to play Macbeth in a new film adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy.
According to Screen Daily, the actor has signed up to play the lead role of a Scottish nobleman whose life is destroyed after he assassinates the king.
Casting is currently underway for the role of Lady Macbeth, the hero’s manipulative and ambitious wife.
The film will reportedly adopt a very “visceral” approach to the story and is based on a script by Todd Louiso and Jacob Koskoff.
Ironically, Fassbender’s X-Men co-star James McAvoy has just completed a run in the West End of Macbeth for which he was Olivier nominated.
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