The Tragedy of Macbeth Gets Stylish New Trailer Ahead of Apple TV+ Premiere: Watch

The Joel Coen-directed adaptation stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand

The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth, Joel Coen’s new Shakespeare adaptation starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, premieres on Apple TV+ on January 14th. In anticipation, a new trailer has been revealed and can be seen below.

Written and directed by Coen, The Tragedy of Macbeth was shot entirely on sound stages and in black-and-white. The cast also includes Corey Hawkins, Moses Ingram, and Ralph Ineson.

The A24 and IFC production initially premiered at the 2021 New York Film Festival in September before receiving a limited theatrical screening over Christmas. It’ll be available exclusively on Apple TV+ starting January 14th.

In a review for Consequence, Jesse Hassenger lauded the film’s striking visuals and titanic performances from Washington and McDormand as Lord and Lady Macbeth. “Visually speaking… Coen’s version of Macbeth is a canny, fascinating hybrid of a theatrical sensibility and a cinematic translation, shot in ghostly monochrome,” Hassenger writes. “The film is stagy in the sense that it was made on an old-fashioned soundstage, with an intentional sense of artifice. Yet it moves beyond the proscenium early and often, casting noir-ish darkness over the already-dark material. When Lord and Lady Macbeth plot in the shadows to murder King Duncan, they’re plotting in literal shadows.”


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