Ralph Finnes stars as the title character in the upcoming adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play Coriolanus.
The film was written by John Logan (Gladiator, The Last Samurai, Rango) and not only is Finnes starring in the film, he is also making his directorial debut with it. Gerard Butler (300, The Bounty Hunter), Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life, The Debt)Vanessa Redgrave (Blow-Up, Letters to Juliet), and Brain Cox (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men 2) are also starring in the film.
The story follows Coriolanus (Finnes), a one time hero of Rome, but his distaste for the people of the city causes a mass riot which ends up getting him banished. He then offers his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Butler) and they come up with a plan to destroy Rome.
Check out the full trailer after the jump: