Monday, June 30, 2008

Austen Heroines to become Shakespearan Princesses

Plus, of course, the girl from King Kong.

Interesting trio. So what is this about?

Keira Knightley, Gwenneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts will be joining Anthony Hopkins in a new version of Shakespeare's play "King Lear".

Now I must say that I'm looking forwards to this. It's got good talent- and King Lear is a wonderful, though slightly disturbing play. I just hope that they don't mess up the story by adding a bunch of sex and then go graphic on the eye-gouging and battles and earn it an R-rating...

5 comments:

cuileann said...

Very interesting. I share your hopes...also would like to see Keira Knightley finally play someone besides the heroine (if you can call Cordelia that - but you know what I mean, her character is always good and smart and pretty...), but I guess this isn't that movie.

Elenatintil said...

Well, she does get painted blue and bloody in "King Arthur" (now THAT was a scary sight!)

Delaney said...

Aw, rats. A few months ago IMDB said that Romola Garai would be playing Cordelia. Bleh. I knew better than to believe it, but I hoped it might be true...

Elenatintil said...

Actually I think she might be in the new televised version that they are doing with Ian Mckellan.

Delaney said...

Oh! Yes, that was it. Yay! Because I don't absolutely hate the idea of Keira Knightley as Cordelia.