Russell Brand and Helen Mirren bringing Julie Taymor's The Tempest to Blu-ray
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
Director Julie Taymor is having one heck of a bad career stretch. Her ambitious film THE TEMPEST bombed on almost every level and was barely released in theaters and then she got booted off of the Spider-Man musical that she had worked so long and hard on. As every person involved with a failed film will tell you, there’s always money to be made on Blu-ray and DVD. So Taymor should be excited that her latest disappointment is hitting home video on September 13th, 2011. Special features include a commentary with Julie Taymor, a Russell Brand rehearsal riff and a music video for Reeve Carney’s “O Mistress Mine”.
THE TEMPEST was Shakespeare’s last play and the film adaptation stars Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Chris Cooper, Alfred Molina, Alan Cumming, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Ben Whishaw and Felicity Jones. Check out the trailer below.