New pics from two of my most-anticipated 2011 movies: Coriolanus and Jane Eyre

Happy Superbowl Sunday! I saw these on Friday but just finally got time to post ’em. Now, these are the movies I wish I’d see the trailers during the Superbowl. These pics just made me anticipate these movies a whole lot more (if that is even possible).

CORIOLANUS

Coriolanus Russian poster

Thanks to gbGALS on Twitter, we got some additional pictures of the Ralph Fiennes-directed modern Shakespeare historical thriller Coriolanus. Fiennes also stars as the banished hero of Rome who allies with a sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city. The stellar supporting cast includes Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, James Nesbitt and Jessica Chastain. Screenplay by John Logan (Gladiator, Last Samurai)

Next week on Valentine’s day, the movie is premiering at this year’s BERLINALE film festival and the Fiennes’ debut film is also eligible to compete for “Best First Feature.” There’s no info yet when this movie will open in the US but last Thursday, Deadline reported that the Weinstein Co. is in talks to distribute Coriolanus. Harvey Weinstein has distributed two of Ralph Fiennes movies before, The English Patient and The Reader.

Check out the photos below courtesy of this JMHO article and this post for some on-set pics in Serbia. Now all we need is a trailer!

Click to see a larger version (Top: Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave)
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JANE EYRE

At least for this one I only have about a month to wait as it’s coming out on March 11. The trailer of the Charlotte Brontë’s Gothic romance has been released last November and it looks really, really good. Soon to be A-lister Michael Fassbender has since been cast in Ridley Scott’s alien flick Prometheus and he’s also in another highly-anticipated flick X-Men: First Class. The strong supporting cast includes Judi Dench, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins and Imogen Poots. But what I’m anticipating most is to see Fassbender’s interpretation of my favorite byronic hero, Edward Rochester!

Photos courtesy of Ropes of Silicon

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Click to see a larger version (Top: Jamie Bell & Mia Wasikowska)

Anybody else anticipating either or both of these movies?

22 thoughts on “New pics from two of my most-anticipated 2011 movies: Coriolanus and Jane Eyre

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  2. Ted S.

    I’m curious about Coriolanus, it looks similar to Titus which I enjoyed quite a bit.

    I highly doubt these kind of films will ever be seen during the super bowl commercials, unless they include tons of explosions and/or pretty people. 🙂

    1. I’ve got to check out Titus, that’s the one w/ Anthony Hopkins right?

      Ha..ha.. you got that right, Ted. This is a small european film, so yeah, not exactly the ‘bombastic’ kind the average SuperBowl viewers are into.

    1. Oh aren’t you lucky!!! Would you be willing to write a short review for me if you do get to see this, Vanessa? I’d very much love that!

      Glad you’re excited about JE, too.

  3. I think CORIOLANUS won’t go well at the USA box office.
    And when it comes to EYRE, I’m still not sure I will watch it although I love Fassbender and Bell and Dench and Poots, but I can’t stand that plastic Alice in Wonderland Wannabe. I will never understand why didn’t Poots get the lead role instead of the Wannabe?

    1. Yeah, it’s probably gonna get a limited release here… but who knows, if it wins something at Berlinale and other fest, with the Weinstein’s backing it might be shown in more theaters.

      Now, now Dezzy… I’m not defending Mia as I haven’t seen enough of her work, but she seems suitable for the role of Jane. Imogen was good in Centurion but she is way too pretty to play the plain and little miss Eyre. Come on… at least watch it for Fassy, Jamie and Dame Judi 😀

    1. Glad you think so too, T. I’m really curious to see Fiennes’ directing debut… and of course him squaring off w/ GB. Voldemort vs Leonidas has got to be intense! 😀

  4. Can’t say i’m all that excited for either of these movies. Although i will say the jane eyre trailer you posted a while ago looked like it has some potential

    Sorry to be a downer 😦

  5. PrairieGirl

    Very curious to see how they pull off a modern-day setting for Coriolanus, but keep the Shakespeare dialog.

    And how about a modern-day Jane Eyre? That could be very interesting 😉

    1. Yeah, that’s why I can’t wait to see the trailer as we’d get a feel for how the Shakespearean dialog & modern setting mix would look. I kind of like what Baz Luhrmann did w/ Romeo + Juliet, it was set in a hip modern suburb of Verona while still retaining its original dialog. Fiennes has said that the political issues in the film are still relevant to this day.

      As for JE, not sure how the story would translate to modern day. I think that’d be tougher to pull off.

    1. Wow, wow, wow!! Aiden, you da man! I’ve actually ‘cheated’ on reading it as I skipped quite a few chapters. So are you gonna see the movie, too? Remember, this ain’t no rom-com.

      1. Will definitely see the movie. It’s my mom’s favorite book, I CliffNoted it in college, I feel like I’ve cheated myself out of a classic, so it’s time I gave it a fair shot so I’m not bullshitting my way through another Jane Eyre convo with mama. Interested to see how this little undertaking turns out.

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