Coriolanus is an adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare, about a hero of Rome who is banished, only to return to take his revenge.
I don’t want to give away everything, and if you want to know it’s probably better to read the play, but the film is a modern version of the play, but it’s still set in Rome and looks sorta badass. Coriolanus is a great Roman hero, and he rises to the highest levels of power, though he isn’t exactly a charming man. He’s actually sorta a jerk, and he’s unwavering in his belief in his own abilities.
Though Coriolanus is a fantastic soldier, he is outmaneuvered politically by the crafty Romans, and even his own mother. Banished from Rome, Coriolanus joins forces with his greatest enemy and they march on Rome…
Coriolanus is the first film directed by star Ralph Fiennes. The play was adapted by John Logan, who has Gladiator, The Aviator, Rango and the currently filming James Bond to his credit.
Coriolanus Release Date
December 2, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Jessica Chastain … Virgilia
Gerard Butler … Tullus Aufidius
Ralph Fiennes … Caius Martius Coriolanus
Brian Cox … Menenius
Vanessa Redgrave … Volumnia
James Nesbitt … Tribune Sicinius
Ashraf Barhom … Second Citizen – Cassius
Lubna Azabal … First Citizen – Tamora
Nikki Amuka-Bird … TV Pundit
Dragan Micanovic … Titus Lartius
Slavko Stimac … Volsce Lieutenant
Slobodan Ninkovic … War Vet
John Kani … General Cominius
Paul Jesson … Tribune Brutus
Kieron Jecchinis … TV War Correspondent
Mona Hammond … Jamaican Woman
Zoran Miljkovic … Citizen
Jon Snow … TV Anchorman
Zoran Cica … Citizen
Dusan Janicijevic … Old Man in Corioles
Svetislav Goncic … 4th Senator
Olivera Viktorovic … Citizen
Elizabeta Djorevska … Maid
Marko Stojanovic … Citizen
What’s Good About It?
Shakespeare, Ralph Fiennes, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave… oh yeah, this should be good.
What’s Bad About It?
Coriolanus is Fiennes’s first film as a director, maybe he isn’t as good a director as he is an actor.
Our Clever Prediction
I see some potential Oscar nominations, and the action looks pretty cool, so Coriolanus might be a sleeper hit.