The two-time Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington might star in the latest screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The film is helmed by Joel Coen, who is also penning the adapted screenplay.
Frances McDormand is also said to be in this film. Plus, it’s about to be acting masterclass because Frances McDormand is also in talks to join Washington. Double double, toil, and trouble, indeed.
It’s unclear whether or not Washington will be taking on the role of the titular character. But we can’t envision any other possibility. He’s Denzel Washington, after all.
The Shakespeare classic was first turned into a film by Orson Welles in 1948 and numerous adaptations have followed. The storyline is that a Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he is destined to become king of Scotland. With the help of his ambitious wife, he does what he has to with the goal of seizing the crown. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard starred in the last version, directed by Justin Kurzel.
Imagine Washington, turning one of Macbeth’s many infamous soliloquies upside down and making it fresh again. What will be done (i.e. epic acting) cannot be undone. We’ll be forever changed. However, Coen is aiming to have cameras rolling before the end of the year.