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Frances McDormand on Starring with Denzel Washington in ‘Tragedy of Macbeth’: ‘I Can’t Believe We Did This’

The Tragedy of Macbeth
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” coming soon to theaters and Apple TV+.

*Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in an adaptation of the William Shakespeare play, “Tragedy of Macbeth,” written and directed by Joel Coen.

The film is a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning. During a post-screening Q&A for journalists Friday ahead of the world premiere, McDormand shared her belief that Shakespeare would be “pleased” by their adaptation, USA Today reports.

Watch the trailer below.

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Denzel Washington/Tragedy of Macbeth via Twitter

The three-time best actress Oscar winner previously played Lady Macbeth at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., in 2016. 

“When I hear our company talk – this is another thing about being an elder – I just get choked up over and over again,” an emotional McDormand said during the panel. “I can’t believe we did this.”

Based on the play by William Shakespeare and written for the screen and directed by Joel Coen; the film also stars Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling and Brendan Gleeson. The producers are Joel Coen, Frances McDormand and Robert Graf. The film features casting by Ellen Chenoweth, music by Carter Burwell, costumes by Mary Zophres, editing by Lucian Johnston and Reginald Jaynes, production design by Stefan Dechant and cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.

“The Tragedy of Macbeth” opens in theaters Dec. 25, before streaming on Apple TV+ Jan. 14, 2022. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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