Modern 'Macbeth' lands director

Pete Travis to helm updated take on Shakespeare drama

Shakespeare's "Macbeth" will get a modern-day makeover in Smuggler Films' "Come Like Shadows," which Pete Travis is set to direct.

Travis, whose political thriller "Endgame" premiered at Sundance in January, describes the project as a thriller "about personal and political corruption." Vincent Regan and Harvard literature scholars Jennifer Lee Carrell and Nick Saunders wrote the script.

Smuggler's Patrick Milling Smith and John Hart will produce along with Saunders.

Repped by WME, Travis also directed the thriller "Vantage Point" and the terrorist study "Omagh."
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