Justin Kurzel’s version of the Shakespeare classic to shoot for seven weeks in Scotland and England.

Principal photography has commenced on See-Saw Films’ production of Macbeth.

As revealed by Screen, Michael Fassbender [pictured] plays the titular Scottish lord for Justin Kurzel’s take on the Shakespeare classic. Marion Cotillard plays Lady Macbeth, with the cast also including Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor and Elizabeth Debicki.

The film will shoot for seven weeks in Scotland and England.

Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films produce with Laura Hastings-Smith. See-Saw have developed the project alongside Film4, who provide majority finance with StudioCanal.

StudioCanal handles international sales and will distribute the film in the UK, France and Germany. The Weinstein Company holds US rights.

Macbeth is a See-Saw Films production in association with DMC Film, Anton Capital Entertainment S.C.A. and Creative Scotland.