Miramax Films has released a new set of official photos from the upcoming drama The Tempest, which will be released in theaters nationwide on December 10. Click on any of these new images below, which feature Chris Cooper, Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Djimon Hounsou, to access our growing photo gallery for Julie Taymor's new movie:

Chris Cooper in <strong><em>The Tempest</em></strong>

Russell Brand in <strong><em>The Tempest</em></strong>

Helen Mirren in <strong><em>The Tempest</em></strong>

Djimon Hounsou in <strong><em>The Tempest</em></strong>

In her big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's mystical thriller The Tempest, Academy Award-nominated Julie Taymor (Across the Universe, Frida) brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar winner Helen Mirren (The Queen). Prospera's journey spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural.