Double, double toil and trouble! William Shakespeare’s celebrated tragedy “Macbeth” is receiving a brand-new adaptation courtesy of Joel Coen, one half of the duo behind films such as “No Country For Old Men,” “Fargo,” “True Grit,” and “The Big Lebowski.” This isn’t the first time the Oscar-winner has adapted source material, but it is his first filmmaking effort without his brother, Ethan.
The A24 and Apple Original film “The Tragedy of Macbeth” debuted at the 2021 New York Film Festival to glowing reviews. The film has been described as a surrealist and visually pared-down approach to Shakespeare’s cautionary tale of murderous greed and ruthless ambition.
Denzel Washington stars as the titular character Macbeth, while co-producer Frances McDormand portrays his equally cutthroat wife, Lady Macbeth. A slew of other stars (Brendan Gleeson, Moses Ingram, Harry Melling) round out the supporting cast, whose characters retain their original names from the play.
Whether you’re a fan of the Coen brothers, a Shakespeare enthusiast or both, this isn’t a film you’ll want to miss. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” (Check out the official trailer here.)
When is “The Tragedy of Macbeth” streaming?
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” premiered in theaters on Dec. 25 and began streaming on Apple TV+ on Jan. 14, 2022. You can purchase a subscription at the cost of $4.99 per month, following a 7-day free trial.
Is “The Tragedy of Macbeth” playing in theaters?
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” opened in limited theatrical release on Dec. 25 before making its streaming debut on Apple TV+ on Jan. 14.
Who is in the “Tragedy of Macbeth” Cast?
The ensemble cast for the film features a number of theater and screen veterans, including:
- Denzel Washington as Macbeth
- Francis McDormand as Lady Macbeth
- Brendan Gleeson as Duncan
- Corey Hawkins as MacDuff
- Moses Ingram as Lady MacDuff
- Harry Melling as Malcolm
- Bertie Carvel as Banquo
- Alex Hassell as Ross
Where Are Other “Macbeth” Adaptations Streaming?
“Macbeth” has been adapted dozens of times before. Here’s a list of recent iterations and where you can stream them:
- “Macbeth” (2018) starring Mark Rowley and Akiya Henry, directed by Kit Monkman. Streaming on Tubi, Vudu, and Amazon Prime Video.
- “Macbeth” (2015) starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, directed by Justin Kurtzel. Streaming on HBO Max.
- “Macbeth” (2010) starring Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood, directed by Rupert Goold. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.