Director Tim Blake Nelson sets Othello in a modern-day private high school.
Updated retelling of William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello, which drops the story into the modern-day setting of an elite private school in the American South. Odin James, the only black kid in the school, and also a champion basketball player, who is dating the popular and beautiful Desi. His best friend Hugo resents his popularity, and in particular Odin's relationship with Hugo's father, basketball coach Duke.To make Odin jealous and sabotage his popular status, Hugo embarks upon a carefully planned scheme of revenge, laying a series of signs to make it look as though Desi is cheating on Odin with teammate Michael. Consumed by jealousy, Odin starts to lose his grip on everything that he holds dear.
Mekhi Phifer as Odin James
Josh Hartnett as Hugo Goulding
Julia Stiles as Desi Brable
Andrew Keegan as Michael Cassio
Rain Phoenix as Emily Friend of Desi.
Elden Henson as Roger Calhoun
Martin Sheen as Coach Duke Goulding
John Heard as Dean Bob Brable
Rachel Shumate as Brandy
Running Time 97 mins
Main Language English
Release Date 10/11/2012
Number of Discs 1