Russell Brand In Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

What’s the best part of The Tempest going to be? Besides Helen Mirren in the lead role, Across the Universe director, Julie Taymor and a great supporting cast including Alfred Molina and Alan Cumming? Well, it’s obviously going to be crazy Russell Brand’s portrayal of jester Trinculo.
The Shakespeareans were photographed at The Tempest priemere at the New York Film Festival on the 2nd. I wonder if we’ll see a mature Brand in this role, funny man or not. The Shakespeare/Helen Mirren combo is pretty serious.