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First Trailer and Poster for Shakespearean Drama MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Starring Hugo Weaving

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First look at the modern update of Shakespeare's play.


One of William Shakespeare's lesser known works gets a screen adaptation with director Paul Ireland's take on Measure for Measure.

Relocating the drama to modern day urban Australia, Measure for Measure follows the trouble that brews when a young Muslim woman and a musician fall in love against the backdrop of a tough housing estate. The film stars Hugo Weaving, Daniel Henshall, Harrison Gilbertson, Mark Leonard Winter and Doris Younane.

Measure for Measure is on US VOD September 4th. A UK/ROI release has yet to be announced.

Check out the trailer, poster and official synopsis below.




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The official synopsis reads:

An unlikely love ignites between a modern Muslim girl and a local musician amongst the background of racial tension, amphetamines and gang culture in the city’s notorious housing estate. Inspired by Shakespeare's  play Measure for Measure and influenced by the gritty realism of films like AMORES PERROS, the social conscience of FISHTANK and dynamic aesthetic of UN PROPHETE, MEASURE FOR MEASURE questions the notion of justice, the ability for redemption and the desire for power and examines the idea that ‘we can never escape our true nature or where we are from despite our attempts’. MEASURE FOR MEASURE is also a raw study of the most basic and yet most complex of our emotions - love…. how we react when we find it, and how far we would go to keep it.