Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Dead Man Down  actor Terrence Howard is gearing up to star in a new film version of the Shakespearean classic, The Tragedy of Macbeth.

The Caribbean adaptation features Howard in the lead as Macbeth and his The Best Man 2  co-star Sanaa Lathan as Lady Macbeth.  Rounding out the all-star cast is Blair Underwood, Harry Lennix,  and Evan Ross. Howard will also co-executive produce the film along with ReShaun Frear and Kip Konwiser.

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Blair Underwood, Sanaa Lathan and Evan Ross

According to Shadow and Act, the film synopsis reads as follows:

“After a gallant military victory, General Macbett encounters the “Weird Sisters,” who are the spirit daughters of Mother Africa and reign over fire, water, earth and sky. They delight in manipulating Macbett by feeding him predictions of royal titles including “King.” Macbett soon becomes obsessed with ambition, as does his beautiful and ruthless wife Lady Macbett. As Macbett and his Lady spiral downward, indulging in treachery and political assassinations, they are soon haunted by their murderous deeds and driven mad. In a true exemplification of a tragedy, Macbett is defeated by his own zealous thirst for power, a heartbreaking end to a once beloved Hero.”

Pre-production is set to begin in the fall and will be shot on location in Jamaica and Puerto Rico.

RC will keep you posted as this project continues to develop.