A24 released the first teaser-trailer for ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’. Directed by Joel Coen, one half of Academy Award-winning duo, the Coen Brothers, the upcoming film stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ is going to be an absolute delight for those who have loved the work of Shakespeare as it is the adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.

McDormand won the award for the Best Actress at the Oscars this year for her work in ‘Nomadland’, which went on to win the award for the Best Picture.

“I think a very important thing about Joel’s adaptation is that we are not calling it ‘Macbeth,’” McDormand said in an Instagram Live discussion last year. “We’re calling it ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth,’ which I think is an important distinction.

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In Joel’s adaptation, we are exploring the age of the characters and in our adaptation the Macbeths are older. Both Denzel and I are older than what is often cast as the Macbeths. We’re postmenopausal, we’re past childbearing age. So that puts a pressure on their ambition to have the crown. I think the most important distinction is that it is their last chance for glory.”

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The ‘Nomaland’ star added it is “very important” that Lady Macbeth never had a child. “But there have been many pregnancies and perhaps children born that have died either in stillbirth or very young,” she said. “I think that it is her personal tragedy that fuels her ambition to give her husband the crown because she has not been able to give him an heir. For me, that is the essence of the character.”

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‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ will be released in theaters on December 25. It will start streaming Apple TV+ from January 14, 2022. The film is scheduled to open the New York Film Festival on September 24.