War of the Roses will be based on Shakespeare's first tetralogy: Henry VI, Part I with Henry VI, Part II, and Henry VI, Part III condensed in one film and Richard III. Epic production featuring a breath-taking vision of four of Shakespeare's most acclaimed history plays. Produced by Academy Award Winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall). Directed by Dominic Cooke (The Crucible). Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug) as Richard III. Also starring Judi Dench (Skyfall, Casino Royale), Ben Daniels (Locke), Keeley Hawes (Death at a Funeral), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Sleepy Hollow), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Andrew Scott (Saving Private Ryan, Spectre), and Samuel West (Van Helsing).