Denzel Washington e Frances McDormand will be the protagonists of The Tragedy of Macbeth, new film directed by Joel Coen.
The Tragedy of Macbeth: what is it about?
“The Tragedy of Macbeth is a work of strong chiaroscuro and enchanting anger: the boldly inventive vision of the «tragedy of Scotland” from Joel coen is a film that stares, open-mouthed, a painful world undone by blind greed and reckless ambition. With the meticulous interpretation of worn out and weary characters of the world, a Denzel Washington surprisingly introspective – he is the man who should be king, according to the prophecy – and a Machiavellian Frances McDormand, your lady, are a couple pushed topolitical assassination – and upset with guilt – after the shrewd predictions of a trio of “strange sisters” (a virtuous interpretation of Kathryn Hunter).
Although it echoes the prohibitive visual designs and proportions of classic adaptations of Shakespeare of the 40’s Laurence Olivier, as well as referring to the bloody medieval madness of The Blood Throne of Kurosawa, the story of noise and fury told by Coen it is entirely his and undoubtedly view nowadays, and the frightening representation of an amoral takeover of political power that, like his hero, he sinks mercilessly into hell“.
This is the note issued directly by Apple TV+, an online streaming service that will deal with the distribution of the new film thus described, produced by Apple Orginal Films e A24.
The Tragedy of Macbeth is a film adaptation in a modern way freely based on the famous tragedy of Shakespeare. The film will have its world premiere at the 59th edition of New York Film Festival, to be held next September 24, finally in the presence after the measures taken previously for the health emergency of COVID-19, we remind you that the last edition of the festival was held electronically.
The film will be directed by Joel coen, known director especially for collaborations with his brother, Ethan Coen. Among the films of the famous duo we remember: Blood Simple – Easy Blood, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, It is not a country for old people.
Many of their works have become real cult, but this time Joel coen he will work alone, in fact in a completely exceptional way he will not be joined by his brother Ethan. As reported by Variety, Joel he has declared:
“The New York Film Festival it’s a place where I’ve always seen movies as an audience member. It is a real privilege and a thrill to open this edition of the festival as a director with The Tragedy of Macbeth“.
In the cast i The Tragedy of Macbeth we will see Denzel Washington, winner of two Academy Awards, for Best Supporting Actor in Glory – Men of glory (1989) and for Best Lead Actor in Training Day (2001).
Next to him there will be Frances McDormand, actress entered history because only the second (after Katherine Hepburn) to receive well three Oscars for best actress in Fargo, Three Posters in Ebbing, Missouri and, just recently, for Nomadland. Recall that also Frances McDormand is married with Joel coen, in fact, the actress is present in multiple films of her husband, starting with Blood Simple – Easy Blood, where the McDormand made its debut, or even in Fargo, which earned her the golden statuette. The Tragedy of Macbeth does not represent the first time the McDormand plays this character: in 2016 she was the protagonist of the play, directed by Daniel Sullivan.
Next to the two great actors we will also see Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Kathryn Hunter, Harry Melling e Brendan Gleeson.