The Tempestis a
2010 American comedy-drama film based on the play of the same name
by William Shakespeare, featuring Helen Mirren in the principal role
of Prospera, David Strathairn as King Alonzo, Djimon Hounsou as
Caliban, and Russell Brand as Trinculo.
Prospera, the duchess of
Milan, is usurped by her brother Antonio and
is cast off on a raft to die with her four-year-old daughter
Miranda. They survive, finding themselves stranded on an island
where the beast Caliban is the sole inhabitant. Prospera enslaves
Caliban and claims the island. After 12 years, Alonso, the king of
Naples, sails back to his kingdom from the
marriage of his daughter to the prince of
Tunisia, accompanied by his son
Ferdinand and Antonio. Prospera, apprehending her chance for
revenge, causes a tempest, wrecking the ship and stranding those on
board on her island.
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