Redgrave, Hurt Join Fiennes’ “Coriolanus”

Vanessa Redgrave, William Hurt and Jessica Chastain have joined “Coriolanus” reports Variety.

Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut on this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy.

Fiennes will play the titular role, the valiant Roman general whose tactlessness and inability to compromise led to his many enemies plotting his downfall. He later joins Rome’s enemies and brutally fights against the empire – almost bringing it to its knees.

John Logan adapted the script and filming kicks off in Serbia in early 2010.