Julie Taymor’s new feature film “The Tempest,” featuring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren as Prospera, “an exiled sorceress whose vengeance is unleashed when her enemies are shipwrecked on her magical island,” opens in New York and Los Angeles tonight prior to expanding to other cities on 17th December.
Taymor, who is currently represented on Broadway with the previewing Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark (as well as the hit The Lion King), penned the screenplay based on the William Shakespeare classic.
In addition to Mirren, the starry company also features Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Reeve Carney (who is now starring as Spider-Man), Felicity Jones and Tom Conti.
- 5 Movie Clips from Julie Tremor’s THE TEMPEST; Plus 15 High Res Images (collider.com)
- Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: The Tempest (huffingtonpost.com)
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.