Here’s a look at the big-screen adaptation of William Shakespeare The Tempest directed by Julie Taymor (Across the Universe). It opens in New York City and Los Angeles on December 10th. It’s starring the Helen Mirren (playing Prospero/Prospera), Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Alan Cumming, Chris Cooper, David Strathairn. The Tempest wasn’t one of my favorite plays from the Bard, probably because by brain was fried from college finals when I was reading it. Or maybe it’s because I didn’t care for the plot very much. Either way, I will probably try to catch the movie when it comes out in NYC because I love the African hunk Djimon Hounsou and think Dame Helen Mirren is a great actress and well Shakespeare is still Shakespeare and I adore him.
Tempest Summary via Wiki:
“It is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio’s low nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso’s son, Ferdinand.”