MUMBAI: The Weinstein Company has closed a deal for distributing a new version of Macbeth that will star Michael Fassbender and Marrion Cottilard. It is being directed by Justin Kurzel that has the original lines but the visual will be scaled up.
The film is produced by Iain Canning and Emile Sherman. Fassbender comes off from 12 Years a Slave while Cottilard replaced Natalie Portman this year for the role of Lady Macbeth.
TWC had been bidding for it against Fox Searchlight. Shooting is to commence early next year. Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso have written the script. The Shakespeare drama has been made several times.