June 25, 2008

New "Lear" Won't Have New Look

It's official: Anthony Hopkins will play King Lear and his daughters will be played by Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, and Keira Knightley. Director Joshua Michael Stern says there's more inspired casting to come, but he assures The Guardian he won't do a modern twist on the Bard's original telling, preferring to keep it "Pre-Roman, Celtic, and very raw."

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