Exclusive: The Poster for Cymbeline, Starring Ethan Hawke and Dakota Johnson


Back in 2000, director Michael Almereyda teamed with Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke for a modern-day version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet set in New York City. Fifteen years later, the director and actor have reteamed for a similar update of a lesser-known Shakespeare play called Cymbeline.

ComingSoon.net has the exclusive first look at the poster for the film (called Anarchy for a short while), which you can view below.

Hawke co-stars with Ed Harris as two players caught up in the middle of a war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang which forces a drug kingpin (Harris) to desperate measures. The ensemble cast includes Milla Jovovich (“Resident Evil” films), John Leguizamo, Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), Penn Badgley, Anton Yelchin, Bill Pullman and Delroy Lindo. 

Lionsgate will release Cymbeline in select cities and on VOD on March 13, but it’s also playing as part of Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Film Comment Selects series on Tuesday, March 3.

The R-rated film is produced by Michael Benaroya, Anthony Katagas and Michael Almereyda, and executive produced by Ben Sachs, Clayton Young, Seth Renshaw, Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb. Almereyda wrote the script. Grindstone and Benaroya Pictures present a Keep Your Head/Benaroya Pictures production.

You can check out the poster below and click on it for a larger version.