Watch: Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in ‘Macbeth’ First Trailer

Michael Fassbender is “in blood stepp’d in so far” that he’s reached a point of no return.

StudioCanal UK has released the striking first trailer for director Justin Kurzel’s highly anticipated reimagining of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Fassbender plays the titular Scottish lord turned traitor who will stop at nothing to become king, driven partly by Lady Macbeth’s (played by Marion Cotillard) insatiable appetite for power.

The movie premiered to rave reviews at last month’s Cannes Film Festival. “Fearsomely visceral and impeccably performed, it’s a brisk, bracing update, even as it remains exquisitely in period,” Variety film critic Guy Lodge wrote.

“Macbeth” will hit theaters in the U.K. on October 2. The Weinstein Company will release the adaptation in the U.S. this fall.

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  1. Penny Smith says:

    I WAS BLOWN AWAY- I found it stunning to look at but could not watch the children- fabulous performances- it was just how i imagined what it was to survive in those days- gritty violent overwhelming a struggle to survive- it must have been a struggle to film it in that beautiful unpredictable terrain – i take my hat off to Chrisy Beverage’s makeup – the combination of the various departments worked

  2. Suzy says:

    So when is the Weinstein company going to release it in the United States? It has a UK release date, and it looks amazing.

  3. Stergios says:

    Wow, this is epic in its awesomeness! Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard were probably born for those iconic roles and it’s clear why the reviews for their turns and the film itself have been almost nothing but universal raves. Can’t wait!

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