KENNETH BRANAGH ADAPTS AND DIRECTS AS YOU LIKE IT
PREMIERING AUG. 21, on HBO
HBO Films presents director Kenneth Branagh’s imaginative adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic AS YOU LIKE IT, celebrating the enduring power of love in all its many disguises. Witty, playful and utterly magical, the story is a compelling romantic adventure in which Rosalind and Orlando’s celebrated courtship is played out against a backdrop of political rivalry, banishment and exile in the Forest of Arden – set in 19th-century Japan. The film debuts TUESDAY, AUG. 21 9:00p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO.
Marking Branagh’s fifth Shakespearean screen adaptation, AS YOU LIKE IT features a cast that includes: Brian Blessed (“I, Claudius”), Romola Garai (“Vanity Fair”), Bryce Dallas Howard (“Spider-Man 3”), Kevin Kline (Oscar®-winner for “A Fish Called Wanda”), Adrian Lester (“Hustle”), Janet McTeer (HBO Films’ upcoming “Five Days”), Alfred Molina (“The Da Vinci Code”) and David Oyelowo (HBO Films’ upcoming “Five Days”).
For more information visit HBO.com to read an interview with Brannagh here:
And check out this preview on iFilm: http://www.ifilm.com/video/2875849