\Gerard Butler looked to be back in tip-top-shape when he hit the red carpet for a special screening of his new film, Coriolanus this evening. Joining him at the Curzon Mayfair in London were co-stars
Lord Voldemort Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave, and James Nesbitt.
Ralph Fiennes stars as Caius Martius Coriolanus, the hero of Rome. He is manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother, Volumnia (Redgrave), resulting in his banishment. He subsequently offers himself to his sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius (Butler), and together they march on Rome with the intent to destroy the city.
The Shakespearean tale also serves as Fiennes’ directorial debut!
It was animal between us and we quickly got rid of a lot of the choreography of the fight and just went for it, Butler said. As if you could rip out somebody’s eyes and put your fist down their throat and rip out their lungs.
“It was some of the hardest filming I’ve done in a long time but it was kind of cool to be doing that with Ralph Fiennes.”
Coriolanus will open in wide release on January 20th, 2012.
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