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The casting director clearly said legends only! Joel Coen takes the reins as the black and white film’s writer and director. And, just ahead of the film’s New York Film Festival debut on September 24, a short trailer hit the web. There isn’t much to glean here which is cool because, well, we pretty much know how this story goes. Macbeth does some… things to gain power and karma comes knocking at his door in many ways. But whoa is it amazing to see Washington and McDormand immerse themselves into these roles.
The pensive expression on Macbeth’s face when he happens upon those three infamous witches is enough to draw fans in. They have so much gravitas and can convey emotions without saying a single word. We don’t have to watch this to already know they will give us drama and epic performances. The black and white aesthetic makes it feel like a film not only from another time but like it takes place on a different planet.