Telling Shakespeare’s classic story is no easy feat; it’s been done many times before. But director Joel Coen has a long history with Shakespeare adaptations: he also directed O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country for Old Men—both of which were adapted from the works of William Shakespeare.
His latest adaptation is no less visually stunning than his previous work, so fans of his work will be happy to tune in to watch The Tragedy of Macbeth on Apple TV+.
What is the thriller about?
Fans of Shakespeare will also be thrilled to know that the two-time Academy Award-winner has been added to the Apple TV+ lineup as well. The film, based on William Shakespeare’s classic play of the same name, stars Denzel Washington as the Scottish nobleman Macbeth and Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth.
The play centers on a power-hungry husband and wife duo who let ambition corrupt them, causing their downfall. The story is one of Shakespeare’s best-known, so it would do well to brush up on the Sparknotes version before you watch (although we wouldn’t blame you for just diving right in).
In addition to Washington and McDormand, the film also stars Antony Sher as Banquo and Justin Kirk as Donalbain. It was also co-directed by Ethan Coen—who is responsible for films such as Fargo and No Country For Old Men—and received universal acclaim from critics when it was released in 2000.
The Tragedy of Macbeth — Official Trailer | Apple TV+
Release date and time
Apple hasn’t revealed an exact release time for The Tragedy of Macbeth yet, but we know that the show will debut on Friday, January 14. That means you can watch it either very early in the morning or late at night, depending on what time zone you live in.