Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand are set to star in famed filmmaker Joel Coen’s new film adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” for A24.
Marking his first film without frequent directing/writing/producing partner and brother Ethan, Coen will direct from his own original script and expects to shoot the movie before the end of the year.
Washington will play the Scottish nobleman who is convinced by a trio of witches that he’s destined to become the king of Scotland. With the help of his ambitious wife (McDormand), Macbeth tries to seize the crown.
Washington is expected to film this after “Little Things” but before he directs “Journal for Jordan” starring Michael B. Jordan. Scott Rudin will produce.