PREVIEW: The Tragedy of Macbeth (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Denzel Washington (Fences), Frances McDormand (Nomadland), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), Harry Melling (The Old Guard), Bertie Carvel (Les Misérables), Alex Hassell (Suburbicon), Kathryn Hunter (Tale of Tales), Moses Ingram (The Same Storm), Ralph Ineson (The Witch), Sean Patrick Thomas (Save the Last Dance), Stephen Root (Get Out), Brian Thompson (Mortal Kombat: Annihilation), Richard Short (Public Enemies)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Joel Coen (Fargo), director, writer, producer; Robert Graf (Battle of the Sexes) and Frances McDormand (Nomadland), producers; Carter Burwell (A Serious Man), composer; Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis), cinematographer; Reginald Jaynes (No Country For Old Men) and Lucian Johnston (Midsommar), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Lord Macbeth (Washington) is told by three witches (Hunter) that he is destined to become King of Scotland, and with his scheming wife Lady Macbeth (McDormand) plots to murder King Duncan (Gleeson) and assume the throne. However, the deadly act brings dire consequences for the couple…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Joel Coen – riding solo without brother Ethan – adapts the classic Shakespeare play in a very classical manner, with two outstanding central performances by Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand carrying this dark and brooding version of the Scottish play.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 14TH JANUARY 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON APPLE TV+

 

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