Ralph Fiennes is set to make his directorial debut with the upcoming drama Coriolanus. According to Variety, William Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jessica Chastain have all signed on to star in the film.

The screenplay is an adaptation of William Shakespeare, and it will look at how power corrupts the early years of the Roman Republic. Fiennes is set to star as the title character of Coriolanus.

Filming will take place in Serbia starting January of 2010.