It’s the first major European territory to be sold. The BBC is also taking Ralph Fiennes’ modern-day version of Shakespeare’s tragedy for UK TV, but no surprise there, given that Auntie is already co-financing and co-producing. Icon Entertainment International has already sold Fiennes’ debut feature as director to a clutch of smaller territories. John Logan, whose play Red has just swept the Tonys, wrote the screenplay. Judging from the still, Fiennes’ pitch must have been “It’s the Bard-meets-Modern Warfare 2.”
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