“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation—a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning.
Apple and A24 have released a trailer for The Tragedy of Macbeth, Joel Coen’s new adaptation of the classic play by William Shakespeare premiering in theaters on December 25th and on Apple TV Plus on Jan. 14.
Shot in black-and-white, Coen’s take on the Scottish Play stars Denzel Washington as Lord Macbeth and Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth; and the film will follow the couple’s murderous plot for power over Scotland and their resulting descent into madness.
The haunting teaser trailer shows an ominous foggy setting including large black birds circling the sky, Macbeth walking through the desert, a crown from the ground and a terrified Lady Macbeth.
Joining Washington and McDormand in the cast are Corey Hawkins as Macduff, Moses Ingram as Lady Macduff, Brendan Gleeson as King Duncan, Harry Melling as Malcolm and Ralph Ineson as the captain, among others.
The Tragedy of Macbeth is Coen’s solo directorial debut.