Director: Justin Kurzel
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine
In contention for... Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress—basically everything except Original Screenplay
Talk about ambitious: For his second film, following 2011’s gut-wrenching murder story Snowtown, Aussie director Justin Kurzel has rounded up a stunning cast and gone straight for the most notoriously tough play on Shakespeare’s résumé. If he manages to imbue it with the same ferocity that made his debut so unnerving, expect this to be one of the year’s finest films.