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The Tempest


Release Date: December 10, 2010

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Synopsis: A cross-gendered version of the play by William Shakespeare involving forces of feminine magic, nature and mysticism.  Prospera's throne is usurped by her brother, and she is sent off on a ship with her four-year-old daughter. They find themselves stranded on an island devoid of society. A power struggle develops between Caliban and Prospera due to her efforts to become a father figure to Miranda.


Director: Julie Taymor


Producers: Julie Taymor, Robert Chartoff, Lynn Hendee


Cast: Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Reeve Carney, Tom Conti, Chris Cooper  -  Splicing Human and Alien Genes Since 2004