Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Macbeth
Photo: Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

You know you’re in for a treat when two of the day’s leading actors take on two of the most complicated, fascinating characters in all of fiction. For the latest film adaptation of what is arguably Shakespeare’s most famous play, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard portray the ambitious, tortured Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

The film’s full trailer—an epic filled with bloody battles, a suspenseful score and sweeping vistas of the Scottish Highlands—sets the stage for what is sure to be a visual feast. And despite the fact that you’ve probably heard many of these lines more than enough times in high school English, Fassbender and Cotillard manage to make them feel new—not an easy feat for a 400-year-old play. Watch the trailer below, then consider adding the play to your Kindle lineup for a refresh before the movie hits theatres this fall (just in time for Oscar season).


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