London (ANI): Keira Knightley and Anthony Hopkins have signed on to star in the movie adaptation of Shakespearean tragedy 'King Lear". The Oscar nominated star will play the role of Cordelia, the youngest daughter of the King. Anthony Hopkins has signed on to star as the monarch, with Gwyneth Paltrow tipped to bag the role of the Lear's treacherous middle daughter Regan.
The role of the eldest daughter, Goneril, is yet to be cast, reports the Telegraph. With a budget of 35 million dollars, the movie will feature epic battle sequences. The movie was announced at the Cannes Film Festival.