Magazine article Screen International

'Benjamin Button' Writer Robin Swicord to Direct Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

'Benjamin Button' Writer Robin Swicord to Direct Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' (Exclusive)

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Call Me By Your Name production outfit plot adaptation of playwright’s final work.

Oscar-nominated US screenwriter Robin Swicord (The Curious Case Of BenjaminButton) will write and direct a Bermuda-set adaptation of William Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest.

Robin Swicord

The project is being produced by Margarethe Baillou and Nikki Walter’s New York and London-based M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, whose credits include Call Me By Your Name. They are now developing the script with Swicord and plan to move into production in 2019.

The Tempest is said to have been inspired by the 1609 shipwreck of the Sea Venture on the islands of Bermuda, and the producers have decided to take the project back to its origins by shooting on the famously picturesque island. …

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