The Tragedy of Macbeth


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From A24 Studios (Midsommar, The Lighthouse, Moonlight) Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s bold, fierce and phenomenally wicked adaptation of William Shakespeare's play; a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning. A power-hungry Macbeth (Washington), sets his sights on the Scottish throne after receiving a prophecy from three witches (Kathryn Hunter). Macbeth’s loyal and ambitious wife Lady Macbeth (McDormand) jumps at the opportunity for the throne, feeding these sinister ambitions until both parties slip into a fatal entanglement of murder and madness. Coen’s reimagining of Macbeth masterfully translates stage to screen, stripping the classic story down to its darkest narrative and visual bones to create an otherworldly imagining that is being hailed as one of the finest Shakespeare adaptations ever made. Washington and McDormand are a formidable pairing, expertly embodying the aging couple poisoned by ambition and greed.