(Miramax) A decade ago, Julie Taymor, the Tony Award-winning theater visionary behind "The Lion King," directed her first feature, "Titus," based on the Shakespearean tragedy. Now with her fourth film (after "Frida" and "Across the Universe") she adapts this most mystical of his works. Oscar-winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen") rules in the gender-switched lead role of Prospera, two-time Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou ("In America," "Blood Diamond") is her nemesis, Caliban, and Oscar winner Chris Cooper ("Adaptation") is her brother Antonio.
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