Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand Team Up with Joel Coen for MACBETH Film
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand are set to star in a film adaptation of Macbeth directed by Joel Coen, according to Deadline.
Coen will write the adaptation and Scott Rudin will produce. The plan is for A24 to distribute the film worldwide.
Macbeth tells the story of a Scottish lord whobecomes convinced by a trio of witches that he is destined to become king of Scotland. With the help of his ambitious wife, he does what he has to with the goal of seizing the crown.
The latest version of the film starred Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. The first ever film adaptation of Macbeth came in 1948 from director Orson Welles.
Washington recently starred on Broadway in The Iceman Cometh, in which he was nominated for a Tony. In 2010 he won the Tony Award his role in Fences. He also starred on Broadway in another Shakespeare story, Julius Caesar.
McDormand won the 2011 Tony Award for Broadway's Good People. She has also already played Lady Macbeth in a the 2016 Berkeley Rep production of the play.
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