Touchstone Pictures has released two new clips from Across the Universe director Julie Taymor's adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, featuring Helen Mirren, Djimon Hounsou and Felicity Jones. The new re-imagining of Shakespeare's final play also stars Alan Cumming, Chris Cooper, Alfred Molina and Russel Brand.
Check out the first of the new clips below, followed by the second and a synopsis after the jump, and see all of our The Tempest trailers in the gallery!
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.