The Tempest Trailer Debuts!

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The trailer for Julie Taymor's adaptation of Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest has come online, and it's freakin' crazy. The film, starring Helen Mirren, Chris Cooper, Alfred Molina and Russell Brand, opens on December 10th, 201.

Check out the trailer below, which seems to be all over the place in terms of style and substance, but damn if it isn't visually arresting! Hit the jump to read the full synopsis for the film, and see the equally flamboyant poster in our Tempest pictures gallery!

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In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s mystical thriller “The Tempest,” Academy Award(R)-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(R) 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.

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The Tempest Quotes

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little lives are rounded with a sleep.


This island is mine!