Shakespearean adaptations are like candy to Hollywood. Some are deliciously well done, while others make you spit them out in anger and demand a refund. If Michael Fassbender and Justin Kurzel have anything to say about it, their version of Macbeth will be one of those sweet successes we all look forward to.
Do you want to be married to Michael Fassbender? Wait, before you jump at the opportunity, you probably need the details. First of all, it's only on screen. Second of all, it's a marriage that, by the time the story starts, has already gotten a little strange. Third, it's a marriage that ends in not just your death and his death, but the death of pretty much everyone else around you. Being Mrs.Fassbender might be great, but being Lady Macbeth is a much tougher job
Natalie Portman has committed to play Lady Macbeth opposite Fassbender. So two of contemporary cinema's most scintillating stars are now uniting to take on one of William Shakespeare's most famous works.
Set in 11th century Scotland, Macbeth centers on one couple's ruthless ambition to secure the throne. Of course Fassbender as Macbeth is a major casting coup, but equally important is who will play his malevolent Lady M.