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Amazon's King Lear Shakespeare Adaptation Trailer

Amazon Is Trying to Make Shakespeare Cool Again With a Gripping Take on King Lear

This week, Amazon gave us a first look at their upcoming adaptation of King Lear! The classic Shakespeare play tells the tale of a king's slow descent into madness, and who better to take on the challenge than the one and only Anthony Hopkins? The trailer also offers a glimpse at some of the other exciting members of the talented cast: Timothy West, Finbar Lynch, Ian Holm, and Emma Thompson. Watch the trailer yourself to try to untangle to complex verses of Shakespeare, then perhaps take some time to study up — King Lear is available Sept. 28.

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