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Shakespeare is headed to the Caribbean…and in doing so, just got a lot more interesting.
Madame Noire reports that the Shakespearian classic ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ will be getting remade with an all black cast, including Sanaa Lathan, Terrance Howard, Blair Underwood, and Evan Ross on location in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.
The film, titled ‘Macbett,’ will be directed by Aleta Chappelle, the first black woman to ever tackle a film version of a Shakespeare play, and executive produced by Terrance Howard.
Get into the movie’s rundown below:
“After a gallant military victory, General Macbett (Howard) encounters the “Weird Sisters,” who are the spirit daughters of Mother Africa and reign over fire, water, earth and sky. They delight in manipulating Macbett by feeding him predictions of royal titles including “King.” Macbett soon becomes obsessed with ambition, as does his beautiful and ruthless wife Lady Macbett (Lathan).”
“As Macbett and his Lady spiral downward, indulging in treachery and political assassinations, they are soon haunted by their murderous deeds and driven mad. In a true exemplification of a tragedy, Macbett is defeated by his own zealous thirst for power, a heartbreaking end to a once beloved Hero”.
We couldn’t get the word ‘epic’ out of our heads after getting word of this film. Production is set to begin in September of this year.