Tuesday 12 December 2017

Fiennes to direct Antony film?

Ralph Fiennes may take the director's chair again for a Shakespearean love story
Ralph Fiennes may take the director's chair again for a Shakespearean love story

Ralph Fiennes has hinted he could take to the director's chair once again for Antony And Cleopatra.

Having made his directorial debut with William Shakespeare's play Coriolanus, which received its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, the British actor is now considering taking charge of the Shakespearean love story.

"We might be, [but] it's a long way down the line," he said.

While Coriolanus - which stars Vanessa Redgrave, Gerard Butler and James Nesbitt, and will be released in January 2012 - was given the modern-day touch, Ralph reckons he would stick to tradition for Antony And Cleopatra.

"I don't know if we would do that modern. It seems to be such a romantic story in so many ways, I think it might need more classical treatment," he continued.

The Oscar nominee added: "I don't know. We've yet to work on it."

The 48-year-old, best known for his roles in Schindler's List, the Harry Potter films and The English Patient, plans to work with Coriolanus screenwriter John Logan again, as John said: "I would love to work with Ralph again. My ambition is to do Antony and Cleopatra with him."

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