Ralph Fiennes directs his version of the Shakespearean tragedy Coriolanus. The film stars Fiennes, Brian Cox, Jessica Swain, Vanessa Redgrave and Gerard Butler as the Voliscan general Tullus Aufidius. Fiennes plays Coriolanus, a Roman general who is banished from the city after a riot. He ends up allying himself with Aufidius to take revenge upon Rome. The film will be released in the U.S. on December 2nd, 2011.