Sanaa Lathan, Terrence Howard, Harry Lennix and Blair Underwood will star in Aleta Chappelle's adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth.'  (Image: Madame Noire)
Sanaa Lathan, Terrence Howard, Harry Lennix and Blair Underwood will star in Aleta Chappelle’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth.’ (Image: Madame Noire)

Shadow and Act is reporting that Aleta Chappelle will direct a film adaptation of the Shakespearean play, “Macbeth,” which will be filmed in Jamaica and Puerto Rico. The film entitled, Macbett will star Blair Underwood, Evan Ross, Sanaa Lathan, Harry Lennix and Terrence Howard. Howard plays the lead in the film, and is also the executive producer, along with producers Re’Shaun Frear and Kip Konwiser.

Shadow and Act reports that the filmmakers describe the film as follows:

“…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).”

Chappelle previously worked as a casting agent and producer for MoonShadow Films. She will be the first African-American woman to direct a film version of a Shakespeare play.

Read more at Shadow and Act.

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