Shakespeare’s classic “Macbeth” has been shot several times. Now another version is coming out with Hollywood stars Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington.
Los Angeles / New York (AP) – A remake of Shakespeare’s classic “Macbeth” starring Oscar winners Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) and Denzel Washington (“Training Day”) will celebrate its world premiere in New York.
According to the organizers, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” will be the opening film of the New York Film Festival in late September. The drama is published by Studio A24 and Apple Original Films.
The director is Joel Coen (“Fargo”, “No Country for Old Men”), who has been married to McDormand since 1984 and has often brought her in front of the camera. At the end of April, the actress won the Oscar for Best Leading Actress for “Nomadland”. Joel’s brother Ethan is usually involved in Coen projects as a producer, director or screenwriter. “Macbeth” is a solo project by Joel, who also directed the screenplay and production.
William Shakespeare’s tragedy of 1606 revolves around a power-hungry and unscrupulous prince (Washington) who wants to become King of Scotland with the help of his wife Lady Macbeth (McDormand). After screen adoptions by Orson Welles (1948) or Roman Polanski (1971), Australian Justin Kurzel brought Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard on camera as the murderous couple in 2015.