The trailer for Macbeth—the British drama film directed by Justin Kurzel—is upon us, and it’s everything you could hope for in a movie starring Michael Fassbender (as Macbeth) and Marion Cotillard (as Lady Macbeth): blood, war, Marion’s tears, rises to glory, falls, murder, more murder, and sparks o’romance (the kind fueled by lust for power). The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival last month, and received rave reviews.
Based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name, which was one of the Bard’s darkest and most powerful works, the movie is already being marketed as an Oscar contender. Maybe—it depends how well Cotillard can deliver “Out, damned spot! Out, I say!” (among other things).