“THE TEMPEST” TO OPEN IN NY&L.A. on DEC. 10

“THE TEMPEST” TO OPEN IN NY&L.A. on DEC. 10






The 65-year-old British actress portrays Prospera, an exiled sorceress whose vengeance is unleashed when her enemies are shipwrecked on her magical island…The Tempest was directed by Julie Taymor...The Film Society of Lincoln Center named director Julie Taymor’s The Tempest as the festival’s Centerpiece, to be screened on Saturday, October 2…That’ll be just a few weeks after it closes the Venice Film Festival…Taymor started adapting Shakespeare’s The Tempest in October 2008, starting with recasting the duke Prospero with Mirren, and naming her Prospera…Filming was initially  delayed by its distributor Miramax. Now a general release date of Dec. 10 is set…



The $2- million film The Tempest which shot on Lanai and the Big Island and starring Helen Mirren will open Dec. 10 in New York & Los Angeles. Mirrern (above) stands in the middle of a fire ring in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s mystical thriller…

Here’s the storyline news release: “Academy Award-nominated Julie Taymor (Across the Universe, Frida) brings an original dynamic to a 400 year-old story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar-winner Helen Mirren. Prospera’s journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural”….



Photos: Touchstone Pictures/Miramax Films…






Russel Brand (above left and below) and Alfred Molina perform in a scene from the Big Island…







The Tempest reportedly is one of the most eagerly awaited prestige films of the year. It’s secured a spot at this year’s Venice Film Festival and is the centerpiece spot at the New York Film Festival…The movie will be released in the U.S. in December by Disney’s Touchstone Pictures. It also stars Chris Cooper, Djimon Hounsou, Reeve Carney and Felicity Jones



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