Joel Coen’s ‘Tragedy of Macbeth’ Starring Denzel Washington Will Open New York Film Festival

Apple/A24 have teamed up to distribute Joel Coen’s upcoming film, The Tragedy of Macbeth. The black-and-white film is the latest take on the classic Shakespeare play.

Denzel Washington stars as Macbeth and Frances McDormand plays Lady Macbeth. This is Joel’s first solo directing outing without his brother Ethan.

A loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth,’ Coen’s next film follows the same premise — a Scottish lord sets out to become the King of Scotland after being convinced it is his destiny by three witches.

People have been itching to watch this movie. Many critics believe it will be an awards contender, and with Coen in the director’s chair, and Denzel starring, it’s hard to argue with that.

The movie will makes its world premiere as the opening night film of the 59th New York Film Festival on September 24. It’ll then be released later in the fall by Apple/A24.

Coen had this to say about opening the festival…

The New York Film Festival is a place where I’ve been watching movies as an audience member and showing them as a filmmaker for almost 50 years. It’s a real privilege and a thrill to be opening the festival this year with The Tragedy of…

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  1. Wow! picture so beautiful.


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