November 13, 2008

Tempest With a Twist

Helen Mirren will play the unfairly banished sorceress, Prospera, in a new film adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, which will be filmed in Hawaii and directed by Julie Taymor of Broadways The Lion King fame.

Here's the rest of the star-studded cast:
Jeremy Irons: Alonso, King of Naples
Chris Cooper: The sinister Antonio
Russell Brand: jester Trinculo
Alfred Molina: Stephano, the drunken butler
Ben Wishaw: Ariel (great choice)
Felicity Jones: Miranda
Djimon Hounsou: Caliban
Reeve Carney: Ferdinand, Miranda's love interest


  1. okay, why does caliban have to be black? especially when nobody else is?

  2. I know...I kind of thought the same thing...

  3. Love The Tempest from '82 with John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandan, Raul Julia, and Molly Ringwald.