British actors Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”) and Rupert Grint (“Harry Potter”) have joined the cast of “Enemy of Man,” a new spin on Shakespearean tragedy “Macbeth” which Kaleidoscope Film Distribution is shopping around in Toronto.
Bean plays the tragic antihero in the film which also boasts talent like Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”), Jason Flemyng (“X-Men: First Class”), James D’Arcy (“Cloud Atlas”), Neil Maskell (“Kill List”) and Joe Gilgun (“Misfits”).
Vincent Regan directs the project and says his ambition for the adaptation is: “Remaining true to its dark heart, we will strip back the dialogue, crank up the action and produce an atmospheric and blood-soaked chiller.”
Steve Harvey, Roopesh Parekh, Regan and Jasper Smith will produce. Filming begins in January.
The project is not to be confused with Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth” adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.