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Shakespeare’s The Tempest cast list announced

Submitted by on October 8, 2008 – 8:51 pmNo Comment

Well I’m sure that is ready to turn in his grave now the news that his “The Tempest” film adaptation is likely to feature a sex-change. Yes, I did say that right. Helen Mirren is take the lead as (instead of the male character Prospero).

Other casting includes:

This news comes to us via Filmstalker. This looks like a pretty solid cast and with Julie Taymor directing, this adaptation is looking to be very interesting indeed. Was it entirely necessary to change the sex of the lead character though? What are your thoughts? Are you studying (or have you studied) The Tempest and do you like the casting decisions made so far?

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