The Weinstein Company in Talks to Distribute Ralph Fiennes and John Logan's "Coriolanus" Film

News   The Weinstein Company in Talks to Distribute Ralph Fiennes and John Logan's "Coriolanus" Film
 
The Weinstein Company is in negotiations for the United States distribution rights to "Coriolanus," the contemporary film adaptation of William Shakespeare's war tragedy directed and written, respectively, by Tony Award winners Ralph Fiennes and John Logan.

According to deadline.com, if the deal goes through, the film would be released later this year. "Coriolanus" is scheduled to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival later this month. Fiennes also stars in the film in the title role of a general who is banished from his homeland and plots revenge by allying with his sworn enemy, Tulles Aufidius (Gerard Butler). Vanessa Redgrave plays Coriolanus' mother, Volumnia. Brian Cox, Jessica Chastain, John Kani, Paul Jesson, James Nesbitt, Ashraf Barhom and Lubna Azabal are also reported to be part of the cast.

Fiennes won the Tony Award for Hamlet and was Academy Award-nominated for "Schindler's List" and "The English Patient." Logan, the screenwriter of "Sweeney Todd" and "Gladiator," received a 2010 Tony Award for his play Red.

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