A24 has debuted the first trailer and a poster for The Tragedy of Macbeth, the upcoming adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play from director Joel Coen and starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand; take a look here…
A work of stark chiaroscuro and incantatory rage, Joel Coen’s boldly inventive visualisation of The Scottish Play is an anguished film that stares, mouth agape, at a sorrowful world undone by blind greed and thoughtless ambition. In meticulously world-weary performances, a strikingly inward Denzel Washington is the man who would be king, and an effortlessly Machiavellian Frances McDormand is his Lady, a couple driven to political assassination—and deranged by guilt—after the cunning prognostications of a trio of “weird sisters” (a virtuoso physical inhabitation by Kathryn Hunter).
The Tragedy of Macbeth stars Denzel Washington as Macbeth, Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth, Brendan Gleeson as King Duncan, Corey Hawkins as Macduff, Moses Ingram as Lady Macduff, Harry Melling as Malcolm, Sean Patrick Thomas as Monteith and Ralph Ineson as The Captain.
The Tragedy of Macbeth arrives in cinemas on December 25th and on Apple TV+ on January 14th.