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From Joel Coen, "The Tragedy of Macbeth" is a black and white adaptation of the classic — coming December 25 to theaters and January 14 to Apple TV+.
The first trailer shows off the dreary black and white setting, the intense direction, and the film's dark tone. A witch's voice is heard saying the pivotal line, "by the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."
The film has been called ambitious, with its avoidance of on-location footage. Director Joel Coen says he prefers the "unreality" of sound stages.
Denzel Washington is Lord Macbeth, with Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth. Other cast members include Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Kathryn Hunter, Harry Melling, and Brendan Gleeson.
"The Tragedy of Macbeth" will be shown in theaters starting December 25, then premiere on Apple TV+ on January 14. Subscribe to Apple TV+ for $4.99 per month or via any tier of the Apple One subscription service.