Apple TV+ has finally revealed the full trailer for Joel Coen’s upcoming film adaptation of the classic Shakespearean tale The Tragedy of Macbeth, featuring an all-star cast led by Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. It will be available for streaming next week beginning January 14.
The Tragedy of Macbeth trailer, which you can check out in the player below, highlights the three witches’ prophecies involving the titular Lord’s ascension to the throne. It also gives us a preview of the paranoia and guilt that will cloud Lord and Lady Macbeth’s marriage.
The Tragedy of Macbeth is described as a bold and fierce adaptation of the iconic Shakespeare tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning. Filmed in black-and-white, the story follows a lord who’s convinced by a trio of witches that he’s destined to become the king of Scotland. With the help of his ambitious wife, Macbeth tries to seize the crown by any means necessary.
The film is written and directed by Joel Coen, which marks his first feature project without long-time collaborator and brother Ethan Cohen It stars Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Kathryn Hunter, Harry Melling, and Brendan Gleeson.
In a previous interview, Dormand revealed that Joel Coen’s adaptation will be exploring more about the characters’ age and that she and Washington are portraying much older versions of the Macbeths which is different from previous iterations. Because of this, it will add more depth to the story by putting a lot of pressure on the leading characters to take the crown for themselves.
The Tragedy of Macbeth 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.