The Tempest is a comedy film, set for release on December 10, 2010. The film is directed and the screenplay is written by Julie Taymor based on the play by William Shakespeare, and stars Russell Brand as Trinculo, Alfred Molina as Stephano, Helen Mirren as Prospera, Chris Cooper as Antonio, Alan Cumming as Sebastian, Djimon Hounsou as Caliban, David Strathairn as Alonso, Ben Whishaw as Ariel, Felicity Jones as Miranda, Tom Conti as Gonzalo, Reeve Carney as Ferdinand, Jahnel Curfman and Jude Akuwidike as Boatswain.

Movie synopsis: In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's mystical thriller "The Tempest," Academy Award(R)-nominated Julie Taymor ("Across the Universe," "Frida," "Titus") brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar(R) winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen"). Prospera's journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.

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