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    Tue, 25 Nov 2008 11:12:14

    Chris Cooper Joins The Tempest - He'll play Antonio

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    Chris Cooper is getting in on the Shakespearian fun. The actor has accepted the role of Antonio in Julie Taymor's modern interpretation of the Bard's famous play, The Tempest.

    The character of Antonio usurps the powers of Prospera, the Duchess of Milan. It has already been announced that Helen Mirren has been cast as Prospera, a role that is actually male in the original play. Reeve Carney, lead singer of the band Carney, has also been cast, playing Ferdinand, the son of the King of Naples, who will be played by Jeremy Irons. Carney won the role after director Taymor caught his band performing in New York and was impressed by him.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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