WHO’S IN IT?

Michael Fassbender (Shame), Marion Cotillard (Inception), Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes), Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Jack Reynor (What Richard Did), Elizabeth Debicki (The Man From U.N.C.L.E), David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything), Ross Anderson (Unbroken), David Hayman (The Boy In The Striped Pajamas), Maurice Roëves (The Damned United), Hilton McRae (Mansfield Park)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Justin Kurzel (Snowtown), director; Jacob Koskoff (The Marc Pease Experience), Michael Lesslie (film debut) and Todd Louiso (The Marc Pease Experience), writers; Iain Canning (The King’s Speech), Laura Hastings-Smith (X + Y) and Emile Sherman (Slow West), producers; Jed Kurzel (The Babadook), composer; Adam Arkapaw (Animal Kingdom), cinematographer; Chris Dickens (Slumdog Millionaire), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Macbeth (Fassbender), a Scottish duke, encounters a trio of witches who relay a prophecy that he will soon be King of Scotland, usurping the current King Duncan (Thewlis). Consumed with desire, and persuaded by his wife Lady Macbeth (Cotillard), Macbeth murders Duncan and claims the throne for his own. However, it’s not long before complications threaten his rule…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The classic Shakespeare play is retold in all its gory glory with promising director Justin Kurzel bringing out fantastic performances from Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as one of theatre’s most conniving couples.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2015