‘Something New’ co-stars Blair Underwood and Sanaa Lathan are indeed preparing something new for moviegoers in the form of a revamped spin of Shakesperean classic ‘Macbeth’.
Titled ‘MacBett’, the film, also starring and co-produced by Academy Award-nominee Terrence Howard, is said to begin production and September with director Aleta Chappelle at the helm.
Here’s how the adaptation is described: “After a gallant military victory, General Macbett (Howard) encounters the ‘Weird Sisters,’ who are the spirit daughters of Mother Africa and reign over fire, water, earth and sky. They delight in manipulating Macbett by feeding him predictions of royal titles including ‘King.’ Macbett soon becomes obsessed with ambition, as does his beautiful and ruthless wife Lady Macbett (Lathan). As Macbett and his Lady spiral downward, indulging in treachery and political assassinations, they are soon haunted by their murderous deeds and driven mad. In a true exemplification of a tragedy, Macbett is defeated by his own zealous thirst for power, a heartbreaking end to a once beloved Hero.”