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's Julie Taymor shakes up Shakespeare with her adaptation of The Tempest, retrofitting the fantastical tale with a female lead, casting Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren in what is usually the male role of Prospero. The storyline follows the newly coined Prospera (Mirren), an exiled magician who uses her powers to call upon a tempest to bring her enemies to the island she's been forced to call home, not knowing that it will bring a suitor to her daughter, Miranda (Felicity Jones). The Miramax/Touchstone release also stars David Strathairn, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, and Ben Wishaw. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

  • Release date:December 10, 2010

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sandy Powell Best Costume Design 2010 Nominee

Cast

Helen Mirren
as Prospera
Felicity Jones
as Miranda
Djimon Hounsou
as Caliban
Ben Whishaw
as Ariel
Reeve Carney
as Prince Ferdinand
David Strathairn
as King Alonso
Alan Cumming
as Sebastian
Chris Cooper
as Antonio
Tom Conti
as Gonzalo
Alfred Molina
as Stephano
Russell Brand
as Trinculo

Crew

Julie Taymor
Director
Julie Taymor
Producer
Julia Taylor-Stanley
Producer
Lynn Hendee
Producer
Robert Chartoff
Producer
Julie Taymor
Screenwriter
William Shakespeare
Play Author
Stuart Dryburgh
Cinematographer
Elliot Goldenthal
Composer (Music Score)
Françoise Bonnot
Editor
Mark Friedberg
Production Designer
Ron Bozman
Executive Producer
Greg Strasburg
Executive Producer
Stewart Till
Executive Producer
Alyssa Winter
Set Decorator
Sandy Powell
Costume Designer
Ron Bozman
Unit Production Manager
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