Trailer: The Tragedy of Macbeth set for December release
James R | On 21, Sep 2021
Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth will be released this December, Apple has confirmed, and a new trailer give us a first look at the new take on Shakespeare’s classic play.
The adaptation stars Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson and Kathryn Hunter. It written and directed by Joel Coen, marking the first film he’s made without his brother, Ethan. Coen also produces alongside Frances McDormand and Robert Graf, with the film pitched as a bold and fierce take on the play, full of murder, madness, ambition and wrathful cunning.
The film will have its UK premiere at the London Film Festival on Sunday 17th October. Now, Apple has confirmed that it will be released on Christmas Day in selected cinemas, before it goes on to stream worldwide on Apple TV+ on 14th January.
Here’s the trailer:
Apple’s The Tragedy of Macbeth to close LFF
23rd August 2021
Apple’s The Tragedy of Macbeth will close this year’s London Film Festival.
The adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic stars Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson and Kathryn Hunter. It written and directed by Joel Coen, marking the first film he’s made without his brother, Ethan.
Coen also produces alongside Frances McDormand and Robert Graf, with the film pitched as a bold and fierce take on the play, full of murder, madness, ambition and wrathful cunning.
“Shakespeare belongs to the world but comes from Britain,” says Coen. “Having borrowed your cultural patrimony, and having had the great good luck to work with a few of your most brilliant actors, I’m honoured to bring this movie to the London Film Festival for its European premiere.”
The film will play at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 17th October, with simultaneous preview screenings taking place at LFF partner cinemas across the UK. The film is then expected to be released in UK cinemas later this year, before going on to stream on Apple TV+.
The Apple Original film joins two other high-profile Netflix titles: Jeymes Samuel’s The Harder They Fall starring Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo and LaKeith Stanfield, which opens the festival; and Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
The 65th BFI London Film Festival will be a hybrid event and run from Wednesday 6th October to Sunday 17th October, 2021. The whole programme, including its online line-up, will be unveiled on 7th September.
Apple boards The Tragedy of Macbeth starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand
13th May 2021
Apple has boarded The Tragedy of Macbeth, Joel Coen’s first solo feature without his brother, Ethan.
The film, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, reunites frequent Coen collaborators including Bruno Delbonnel as the cinematographer, Mary Zophres as costume designer and a score from Carter Burwell. In addition to directing, Coen produces the film alongside McDormand and Robert Graf.
The cast alos included Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Kathryn Hunter, Harry Melling and Brendan Gleeson. The film The film is an A24 and IAC production.
Now, they’ve got some added support from Apple Original Films, which now holds the rights to release the film online on Apple TV+. Before then, however, the film will be released in cinemas later this year.
The film marks the latest collaboration between Apple and A24, following On The Rocks, from Sofia Coppola, and Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner Boys State, as well as the upcoming YA adaptation The Sky is Everywhere, directed by Josephine Decker and starring Grace Kaufman, Cherry Jones and Jason Segel.