Monday, June 30, 2008

Pre-Reviews : Hopkins As Lear

Over at Film Experience Blog they're having a lengthy discussion on the pros and cons of casting for the upcoming Lear, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins (most of the comments scream "Why not Ian McKellen?"), Gwynneth Paltrow, Keira Knightey and Naomi Watts.

If I understand it correctly, McKellen's version is in fact coming to DVD as well.    So short answer, I'll see them both :).


David Blixt said...

For the love of God, go to D.C. a year from now and see it played by Stacy Keach. I had the good fortune to be in the original production, and he is stunningly good. Really, you won't regret it. Order your tickets now - before the show launches an international tour and becomes the stuff that legends are made of.

Duane said...

Tickets for their 2009 season go on sale September 2. I asked :).

Anniina said...

Ian Holm did a near-flawless Lear for a BBC production. Doubt he'd even want to go there again?