Director: Ralph Fiennes
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox
Ralph Fiennes directs and stars as Coriolanus, a war hero beloved by his homeland, until he rejects the political roles they offer him upon his return from battle. After exile, he brings an unbridled fury home that can be calmed by one woman only.
Much like Julie Taymor's wonky adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus (though with far fewer Lion King-style props), this modern retelling fuses a vibrant and fast-paced world with one of Shakespeare's lesser known works. Watch Gerard Butler actually act for a change, rather than just exist as a muscular approximation of a person.