Macbeth (2015 film)

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Teaser poster
Teaser poster
Directed by Justin Kurzel
Produced by Iain Canning
Laura Hastings-Smith
Emile Sherman
Written by Jacob Koskoff
Todd Louiso
Based on Macbeth 
by William Shakespeare
Starring Michael Fassbender
Marion Cotillard
Sean Harris
Elizabeth Debicki
Paddy Considine
David Thewlis
Music by Jed Kurzel
Cinematography Adam Arkapaw
Edited by Chris Dickens
Distributed by StudioCanal
The Weinstein Company
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Macbeth is an upcoming British drama film directed by Justin Kurzel and written by Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris, Paddy Considine, Elizabeth Debicki, and David Thewlis.



Principal photography began on February 6, 2014 in Scotland. The production company behind Macbeth is See-Saw Films; the film will be distributed by StudioCanal worldwide. On October 23, 2013, The Weinstein Company acquired US and Canadian distribution rights to the film from StudioCanal.[1]


On February 6, 2014, it was announced that the principal photography had begun on the adaptation in Scotland.[2] The filming was set to take place for seven weeks in England and Scotland.[3] On February 21, the filming was taking place at Hankley Common in Elstead, Surrey.[4] Filming has also been done at Quiraing on Skye, Scotland.[5] On February 26, film's cast and crew was spotted at the film set at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland with almost 200 extras.[6] On March 17, Fassbender and Cotillard were spotted during the filming of some scenes at Ely Cathedral in Ely, Cambridgeshire.[7][8]


A couple of photos from the film were revealed on April 18, 2014,[9] followed by two teaser posters on May 14.[10]


  1. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (23 October 2013). "The Weinstein Co. Nabs Michael Fassbender Starrer 'Macbeth'". Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Hopewell, John (6 February 2014). "Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard Roll on ‘Macbeth’". Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Sandwell, Ian (6 February 2014). "Macbeth starts shoot". Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Morris, Jennifer (21 February 2014). "Inverness comes to Hankley Common for Macbeth filming". Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Russell, Michael. "Filming of "Macbeth" begins on Skye". Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Hollywood A-lister Michael Fassbender filming in Northumberland". 26 February 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  7. ^ DAY, JORDAN (17 March 2014). "Setting up for filming of Macbeth at Ely Cathedral gets underway". Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ely: Macbeth Filming Underway". 20 March 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Anderton, Ethan (18 April 2014). "First Look: Michael Fassbender Holds Marion Cotillard in 'Macbeth'". Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  10. ^ DAVIS, EDWARD (14 May 2014). "First Posters For ‘Macbeth’ Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard". Retrieved 16 May 2014. 

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