By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Close X

'Macbett': Remake of Shakespearean play in works!

  • Actors Terrence Howard, Blair Underwood and Sanaa Lathan will star in the film
  • It is set to begin pre-production in September in the Caribbean
Terrence Howard

Forget fairytales -- Shakespearean drama remakes may become the next trend in Hollywood. "Something New" co-stars Sanaa Lathan and Blair Underwood, along with Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, are confirmed to star in a modern adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy "Macbeth."

Directed by Aleta Chappelle, who has been involved in casting for films such as "Boomerang" and "The Godfather: Part III," the movie, titled "Macbett," is set to begin pre-production in September in Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
According to Playbill, the film follows the plot of the original play, but with a modern twist. 
"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," Playbill reported. "Macbett soon becomes obsessed with ambition, as does his beautiful and ruthless wife Lady Macbett (Lathan)."
The film also stars Evan Ross, son of music legend Diana Ross, and is co-produced by Howard.
Chappelle is the first African-American woman ever to direct a film version of a Shakespeare play.

Join the conversation... welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.
These 16 celebs share famous birthdays!
Celebs | See all 3916 items These 16 celebs share famous birthdays!