The Tempest
100% Like of 2 Total Votes
  • Release Dates
  • In Theaters: December 10, 2010

Starring Djimon Hounsou, Alfred Molina, Alan Cumming, David Strathairn
Directed by Julie Taymor
2 votes, 5 / 5 avg. rating (100% score) In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare"s mystical thriller "The Tempest," Academy Award-nominated Julie Taymor ("Across the Universe", "Frida", "Titus") brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen"). Prospera"s journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.


Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female.
Cast: Djimon Hounsou, Alfred Molina, Alan Cumming, David Strathairn, Felicity Jones, Tom Conti, Kevin Cannon, Chris Cooper, Russell Brand, Jude Akuwudike, Reeve Carney, Helen Mirren, Ben Whishaw, David Scott Klein, Bryan Webster
Directors: Julie Taymor
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Year: 2010
Runtime: 110 /
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Awards: 2
Nominations: 3
Writers: Julie Taymor, William Shakespeare
Producers: Ronald M. Bozman, Anthony Buckner, Beaux Carson, Robert Chartoff, John C. Ching, Jason Dudek, Lynn Hendee, Rohit Khattar, Nalini Lalvani, Deborah Y. Lau, Jason K. Lau, Phyllis LaVoie, Tino Puri, Greg Strasburg, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Julie Taymor, Stewart Till
Musicians: Elliot Goldenthal
Cinematographers: Stuart Dryburgh
Editors: Françoise Bonnot

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