OK, so usually on a Friday, I do a film/video review of a Shakespeare production… most often of the play we’re currently studying. Not today. Today, I’m going to rub my hands in giddy anticipation of an upcoming BBC production that goes into production later this month, with a projected broadcast/streaming release next year…
From the press release:
Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson lead all-star ensemble cast. Richard Eyre to direct Shakespeare adaptation.
BBC Two, Golden Globe, BAFTA and RTS Award-winning drama producer Playground and Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer Sonia Friedman Productions announced that Anthony Hopkins (The Dresser, Nixon, Silence Of The Lambs) and Emma Thompson (The Children Act, The Remains Of The Day, Sense And Sensibility) reunite in their third collaboration and lead an all-star cast for their upcoming production of Shakespeare’s King Lear, adapted and directed by BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre (The Dresser, Notes On A Scandal). Principal photography begins this month.
And if that wasn’t good enough, James Broadbent plays Gloucester and Andrew Scott, Edgar.
I mean, COME ON. This is gonna be cool.