Watch the trailer for Apple and A24’s upcoming film: The Macbeth Tragedy

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William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and is known around the world and throughout history as one of the greatest living poets to ever exist. His pieces include Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth.

Yesterday (September 21, 2021), Apple and A24 unveiled the trailer and poster for Joel Coen’s upcoming film, Macbeth’s tragedy.

This film adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays will be in select theaters this winter (2021) and on Apple TV + in early 2022; it tells the legendary story of murder, chaos, madness, fearful ambition and the mortal spirit.

Macbeth, the play, follows Macbeth, a young Scottish general who is told a prophecy that one day he will be King of Scotland.

Ambition and murderous thoughts fill his head and, encouraged by his wife, Macbeth kills King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne all to himself. However, guilt, paranoia, and dreadful thoughts soon follow the new king wherever he goes.

Joel Coen expertly directed, wrote and adapted Macbeth’s tragedy for the big screen, and the trailer is awash with monochrome storylines.

It looks like this adaptation will stick closely to the play’s basic narrative, which may be the best way forward to bring such an ancient story back to light.

The cast includes Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson, with Kathryn Hunter and Moses Ingram.

Washington, who starred in films such as Flight (2012) and Equalizer (2014), will take on the uplifting role of Macbeth himself, and with two Oscars under his belt, it looks like this role will be another incredible performance for the actor.

The teaser poster for the upcoming feature film is also interesting, as it has a Celtic and ritualistic feel, perhaps reminiscent of the witches of Macbeth’s tragedy; it could also mean the era in which this story takes place.

The trailer for the film is less than a minute long and only shows whispers of the story to come. It is shown in black and white, creating a slightly older feel to the functionality. It seems like a lot of people are excited to see this tragedy unfold on the big screen, and the cast seems to be the cause of a lot of excitement.

Macbeth’s tragedy hits theaters on December 25, 2021 and conquers Apple TV + on January 14, 2022.

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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