When you see that a movie is starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, you stop what you’re doing and take notice.
So, uh, stop what you’re doing.
Apple and A24 have released the first trailer for ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth‘ which stars Washington as Lord Macbeth and Frances as Lady Macbeth. This new adaptation of the classic play by William Shakespeare was directed by Joel Coen.
As you can see, the film was shot in black-and-white, and it will follow the couple’s murderous ploys for power over Scotland and their descent into madness.
This teaser trailer comes just a few days before the film is expected to premiere at the New York Film Festival on Friday. It marks Coen’s solo directorial debut, so it’s a pretty big deal for him, as he’s doing this without his brother.
Tragedy of Macbeth will have a limited release inside theaters on December 25, 2021.
We all know Denzel Washington can act with the best of them, but what about direct? Well, the 66-year-old entertainer is the director of the upcoming film, A Journal for Jordan.
The film is based on the memoir ‘A Journal for Jordan: A Story of Love and Honor’ by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Canedy. The project follows the real-life story of First Sergeant Charles Monroe King who writes letters to his newborn son named Jordan while overseas.
King was killed in Iraq in 2006, when his son was just seven months old, but his wife Canedy, played in the movie by Chanté Adams, keeps all the poignant letters in a book for their son.
Michael B. Jordan plays King in the movie, which was written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Virgil Williams.
It certainly sounds like it’s going to be an emotional film. It’s set to hit theaters this Christmas, which makes you wonder if they’re hoping for some awards.
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…
A crime thriller starring Denzel Washington and Rami Malek? Sign me up, take my money, and then do it again the next week!
The first trailer for ‘The Little Things‘ was released this week. In the movie, Washington plays Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon, who gets involved in tracking a serial killer who is terrorizing Los Angeles.
Malek plays the L.A. Sheriff Dept. Sergeant Jim Baxter, who is leading the investigation.
And who is their prime suspect? Jared Leto.
Leto enters the story as the two lawmen’s prime suspect, sharing in a particularly tense and ultimately explosive interrogation scene with Malek and Washington. Though Leto’s mysterious character seems to slip from their grasp as the clip progresses, the three acting heavyweights continue to become more entangled with the case (and each other) and the tension ratchets up while disturbing secrets emerge.
I love a good crime thriller, and with this amount of talent involved, I’d be surprised to see it fail.
It’ll debut in select theaters and be released on HBO Max on January 29, 2021.
Netflix has money to spend, and they are not afraid to spend it. The streaming giant has won another bidding war. They obtained the world rights for Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington’s upcoming feature, Leave The World Behind.
The movie, which will be directed by the incredibly talented Sam Esmail, is based on the upcoming novel by Rumaan Alam.
A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong
Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe.
Certainly sounds like an interesting premise. The book is expected to be released this October.
Roberts will apparently be playing the mother of the family that rents the house, and Washington will be playing the homeowner.
Netflix beat out 10 other studios in the bidding war, so this project was hot. No word on when filming might begin, but we’ll keep you posted.
What do you get when you combine Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Joel Coen and Shakespeare? Well, you get a masterpiece…hopefully.
Denzel and Frances, both Oscar winners, are reportedly deep in talks to star in Joel Coen’s adaptation of Macbeth. Coen will reportedly direct the project from his own original script.
Good ol’ A24 will distribute the project, which is scheduled to start shooting before the end of the year, which means it’ll likely be released sometime in 2020.
The iconic Shakespeare tale follows a lord (Washington) who’s 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 by any means necessary.
Washington is going to have a very busy year. He’s set to film the thriller ‘Little Things’ this fall, then Macbeth, and then he’s set to direct the film ‘Journal for Jordan‘ starring Michael B. Jordan.
Back in 2014, a little thriller/action film titled ‘The Equalizer‘ made on a budget of around $70 million was released inside theaters across the nation. No one knew much about the movie, but they did know Denzel Washington was the star, and that was enough to get them excited.
The film surprised everyone by bringing in close to $200 million at the box office. Even though it received mixed reviews from critics, the audience (including me) absolutely loved it. I thought it was an incredibly entertaining movie, mainly because Washington was in the leading role. He can make any script work.
And I’m happy to report the sequel, ‘The Equalizer 2,‘ has finally released its first trailer. Both Washington and and director Antoine Fuqua have returned for this sequel, which features Washington’s character still being a complete badass.
The Equalizer 2 is scheduled to hit theaters August 3, 2018. You can check out the official plot summary and trailer below…
“Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?”
We knew going in that Disney’s latest film, Coco, was going to win the box office Thanksgiving weekend, but we did not know it would win by this much. The animated film, which is a front runner for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars, took home $71 million over the five-day holiday weekend.
And even though it failed to beat Frozen’s $94 million or Moana’s $82 million last year, it still dominated the box office. Its closest competitor was the disappointing Justice League, which brought in $40.7 million.
The cool thing about Coco is that it’s an even bigger hit outside the states. It’s the biggest release of all time in Mexico, and in China it was number 1 at the box office with an estimated $18.2 million over three days. The current global total for the film sits at $153.4 million.
Dave Hollis, the president of distribution for Walt Disney Studios, is not surprised by the film’s success across the world…
“Great stories can come from everywhere. They can come from all over the world, and when they’re executed as well as this is, can be relatable across languages and generations.”
For those wondering, Denzel Washington’s latest film, Roman J. Israel, Esq., did not perform well at the box office this weekend. It made just $4.5 million on over 1,600 screens across the country. The poor reviews from critics probably didn’t help.
Last month, we told you that Denzel Washington really threw himself into his latest role. The 62-year-old actor plays a “no-nonsense” criminal defense attorney in Roman J. Israel, Esq. As we told you in the previous post, the director of the project (Dan Gilroy) gave Denzel the freedom to create the look of the character.
Denzel showed up to set with a few added pounds and a noticeable gap between his teeth. A gap he corrected back in high school, “He came in one day and smiled and said, ‘I went to the dentist.’ They drilled out the gap he was born with,” Gilroy said.
The first trailer for the film was released this week, and it works to set up the premise “of Washington’s character operating in the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system as a disillusioned defense attorney.”
The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to mixed reviews, but Sony is still hoping Washington can land an Oscar nomination for his role. They are releasing this film right in the middle of awards season on November 3, 2017.
No one works harder in Hollywood than Denzel Washington. I truly believe that. He cares about every project he touches, and he cared deeply about his latest film, ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.‘
The movie was written and directed by Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) and in the film, Denzel plays a likely autistic legal savant who grew up as a political activist “and finds himself at a personal and professional crossroads following the death of his longtime partner.”
Gilroy gave Denzel the freedom to create the look of the character, and the 62-year-old actor did not disappoint. He came back with a few extra pounds on him, longer hair, and a gap between his teeth. The same gap he was born with but had filled in when he was in high school.
“He came in one day and smiled and said, ‘I went to the dentist.’ They drilled out the gap he was born with,” Gilroy explained. That’s how much Denzel cares.
The film received a standing ovation at its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 10, 2017. Sadly, the movie has received mixed reviews (at best) from critics, so it probably won’t be taking home any Oscars.
But still, you gotta respect Denzel’s dedication. If you need a little motivation this Friday, watch the video below…