Release Date: December 10, 2010
Starring Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, Alan Cumming, David Strathairn
In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's mystical thriller 'The Tempest,' Academy Award-nominated Julie Taymor ('Across the Universe', 'Frida', 'Titus') brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar winner Helen Mirren ('The Queen'). Prospera's journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.
Synopsis:Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female.
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Writers: Julie Taymor, William Shakespeare
Producers: Ronald M. Bozman, Anthony Buckner, Beaux Carson, Robert Chartoff, John C. Ching, Lynn Hendee, Rohit Khattar, Nalini Lalvani, Deborah Y. Lau, Jason K. Lau, Phyllis LaVoie, Tino Puri, Greg Strasburg, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Julie Taymor, Stewart Till
Musicians: Elliot Goldenthal
Cinematographers: Stuart Dryburgh
Editors: Françoise Bonnot