Director Joshua Michael Stern has revealed that the roles of Lear's three daughters will be played by Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, and Keira Knightley. "The one thing that I'm staying away from is stunt casting, so there won't be the American comedian, but there will be some really great actors playing smaller roles that will make a lot of sense," Contactmusic quoted Stern as saying.
He says that he will try to be as faithful to the original text as possible because he is "not very fond of the modern adaptations". The shooting for the film is expected to begin in Britain or Ireland early next year. [an error occurred while processing this directive]