A first trailer for the film “The Tragedy of MacBeth”, Joel Coen’s first production without his brother Ethan, has been revealed by the AppleTV + platform.
Long credited as the sole director of his films, Joel Coen has nevertheless directed all of his feature films in tandem with his brother Ethan Coen (credited from Ladykillers in 2004). With The Tragedy of MacBeth, the American filmmaker signs this time his first solo film following the decision of his elder to retire from the cinema to devote himself full time to his profession as a novelist.
Expected for January 14 on AppleTV +, this adaptation of the famous play by William Shakespeare starring his wife and muse Frances McDormand as Lady MacBeth, as well as Denzel Washington as MacBeth (marking his second foray into the industry). universe of Shakespeare, almost 30 years after his appearance in Much Ado About Nothing).
Shot entirely in black and white (a format that Joel Coen is familiar with having already used it in The Barber: The Man Who Wasn’t There), The Tragedy of MacBeth is a faithful and personal reinterpretation of the famous play, like Akira Kurosawa’s Castle of the Spider (1957), or even MacBeth d’Orson Welles (1948) and Roman Polanski (1971).