Oscar-nominated Ralph Fiennes makes his directorial debut with an action-packed and modern interpretation of Shakespeare's classic drama. In addition to Finnes himself, the cast is filled with stars and greats such as Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave and the new shooting star Jessica Chastain.
War hero Coriolanus returns to Rome after several victories on the battlefield. But he is not welcomed with open arms by everyone. When he clarifies his political positions in a tantrum, the enemies see their chance and start a massive uprising, which results in Coriolanus being expelled from the city. Filled with bitterness and hatred, he seeks out his former enemies, and together with them he plans to destroy Rome all the way to the ground.