Apple hangs Joel Coen’s “Macbeth” – fr

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Apple TV + has reached an agreement with distributor A24 for the rights to Joel Coen’s first solo release with the drama “The Tragedy of Macbeth” starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington.

This is the first time Coen has directed without his brother Ethan Coen. Brendan Gleeson, Corey Hawkins, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ralph Ineson and Brian Thompson co-star.

The new take on Shakespeare’s classic paints the Macbeths as a bit older than is often cast in the role, with both actors past their reproductive years – putting real pressure on their ambition to clinch the crown.

“Macbeth” has always been one of the harder versions to bring to the screen, the more successful film versions have often been the looser adaptations that have their own twist on the material like “The Blood Throne” by Akira Kurosawa, the paranoia of Roman Polanski version, the comic “Scotland, PA” and “Men of Respect” by William Reilly as opposed to simpler versions like Justin Kurzel’s 2015 take with Michael Fassbender.

The film joins “CODA” and “Finch” as possible contenders for next year’s awards from Apple. The film will first hit theaters via A24 before arriving later on Apple TV +.

Source: deadline

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