Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Helen Mirren's New "Tempest" Film

Okay, what? Helen Mirren is starring as a female Prospero in a gender-bending version of The Tempest, to be released this December. (Here are a few production photos.) Although I trust Mirren's judgment, the drunken Trinculo will be played by Russell Brand. Yes, that Russell Brand, who has starred in such films as Get Him to the Greek and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Right, so, this could be interesting.


  1. I like Helen Mirren and must agree about trusting her judgment, but I sooo dislike Russell Brand. He's a filthy, rotten individual.

    Check out a summary of what the "gentleman" did on the air with Jonathan Ross:


    Depending on the trailers, I may need to get over my intense dislike for the man to see it, but it will be no small thing. Hope the man has a daughter someday, so he can worry about men like him!

  2. Oh and Alan Cumming is in it. I like him! That may make it easier to see! Thanks for posting!

  3. I have no respect for Russel Brand, but I do like Mirren and Alan Cummings. It would be interesting to see how this production turns out.