First Look At Denzel Washington And Frances McDormand In Ethan Coen’s ‘The Tragedy Of Macbeth’

One of the most eagerly awaited films that are expected to be a factor this awards season is The Tragedy of Macbeth. What makes this so special when we’ve seen many Macbeth films already? Well, this one features the solo directing debut of Joel Coen, working for the first time with his brother Ethan. Not only that, but it stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. How many Oscars do they have between them? If it’s too many to remember, you know it’s a lot.

The film will have its world premiere at NYFF this fall, and today brings the first official look.  Described as a “boldly inventive visualization” of the classic Macbeth story, it’s an ambitious co-production between A24 and Apple.

Also in the cast are Brendan Gleeson, Corey Hawkins, Moses Ingram, Harry Melling, Ralph Ineson, and Sean Patrich Thomas.

Coen not only directed but wrote the script, obviously adapted from the great William Shakespeare.

The Tragedy of Macbeth will kick off the New York Film Festival on September 24th.

Travis Hopson
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