“We are very pleased to be financing ‘Macbeth’ which deftly brings contemporary themes to an iconic story,” said Studiocanal chairman-CEO Olivier Courson.
Canning and Sherman commented: “With Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman, we have two of the finest actors of their generation, playing two of the most celebrated roles of all time.” - Variety
By the way, to refresh my memory of Macbeth, last week I rented the 1978 BBC production of Macbeth featuring Ian McKellan and Judi Dench. It was a very BBCish production I'll tell you, so it definitely whetted my appetite for what Fassy can do as MacBeth. Which stage or film version of Macbeth is your favorite?
Regarding the poll about which actress you would like to see Michael work with again. Well, I'm sorry that I left off Kelly Reilly from 'Eden Lake'. She was absolutely brilliant in it, and they made a very handsome couple. She's a wonderful actress and she just slipped my mind when I created the poll. So if you want to vouch for her, say 'Aye' here.