Ralph Fiennes is an imposing man in terms of screen presence and sheer talent. So if the thought occurs to you to question whether or not he could give a stunning Shakespearean performance while simultaneously directing a rousing period tragedy as his first feature, I invite you simply to gaze upon this face…

…and promptly shut yours. Ralph Fiennes is a man not to be fucked with when he is become dragon. He’s done it before you know…

Coriolanus is not necessarily one of Shakespear’s most prominently known works, but the Roman tragedy seems to have translated very well to a modern setting. There no doubt the Bard’s words will be well-chewed by the likes of Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave, Gerard Butler, and Brian Cox. Take a look at the trailer…

The story of the rise and fall of a fiery general touches on class warfare, politics, family, and all those other gooey human conflicts that Bill shaped so well into universal tragedies. It’s safe to say this will be an extremely exciting film to catch and a big potential awards contender. I can’t wait to see it.

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Source | THR