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Bean, Grint take on Enemy Of Man

Sean Bean, Charles Dance and Rupert Grint are set to star in the Macbeth adaptation, Enemy Of Man.

Emmy-winning actor Sean will play Macbeth, with Charles as the King of Scotland Duncan in the film, which is looking for financing on crowd-funding website Kickstarter.

Former Harry Potter star Rupert will play Scottish Thane Ross, with James D'Arcy as Macbeth's friend Banquo. Jason Flemyng has been cast as Macduff, the Thane of Fife, with Sam Spruell and Neil Maskell also having roles.

The historical drama marks the directorial debut of actor Vincent Regan, who has also written the screenplay, based on William Shakespeare's play, and is one of the producers.

" We've only managed to reach this stage through sheer hard work and determination. The proof of concept trailer and short film were made with our own money, favours and a lot of elbow grease - imagine what we can achieve with your help!" Vincent wrote on the fundraising page.

"We thought long and hard about opening the project up to Kickstarter and although we have an amazing cast attached, we are an independent production and feel Kickstarter is the right community to help make this film happen."

The filmmaker added: "Being truly independent of course has its advantages; we can put our own vision up on the screen without being tied by a studio. But it does mean we don't have the support and financial backing a studio would allow."

Enemy Of Man, which is scheduled to start production in the summer if the film reaches its target, has 243 backers to date and have raised 27,411 US dollars out of their goal of 250,000 US dollars.

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