Watts Joins New King Lear

Naomi Watts has joined the new big-budget film adaptation of Shakespearean tragedy “King Lear” reports The Guardian.

As reported last month, Anthony Hopkins stars as the titular character whose three daughters vie for control of his lands. Watts, Gwyneth Paltrow and Keira Knightley will play the daughters.

Director Joshua Michael Stern helms the project scheduled to begin shooting in Britain or Ireland early next year.