Ralph Fiennes is best known for playing the character Voldemort in the popular Harry Potter series, but now he is trying his hand at directing. His directorial debut film, Coriolanus is an adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s Coriolanus and it looks action-packed! I’m really looking forward to seeing what Fiennes can do as far as a director. I was never a Harry Potter fan, so I’ve only seen him act in a handful of films. It’s also going to be refreshing seeing Gerard Butler in such a good looking film. For once he’s not in an average action film or a stupid romantic comedy.
Coriolanus stars Fiennes along with Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox and Jessica Chastain.
The Weinstein Company has picked up the film for release on December 2nd, 2011.
Check out the trailer below, thanks to The Film Stage.
Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes), a hero of Rome, is a great soldier but despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot and he is banished from Rome. Coriolanus allies with a sworn enemy (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city.