Brendan Gleeson Might Join Joel Coen’s ‘Macbeth’ Alongside Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand

/Film | 11/13/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Joel Coen‘s take on Macbeth already has Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as stars, and now it might add another heavy-hitter into the mix. Brendan Gleeson, known for his work in Paddington 2 and some other movies that aren’t Paddington 2, is said to be in talks to join the A24 movie based on the play by a hot up-and-comer named William Shakespeare. The project has Coen going solo for the first time, working without brother Ethan Coen.

Collider broke the news about Brendan Gleeson possibly joining Joel Coen’s Macbeth cast. This isn’t a done deal yet as Gleeson has other commitments, most notably the miniseries A Higher Loyalty, in which the supremely talented Irish actor is set to play Crime Boss/President Donald Trump. Should Gleeson join the Macbeth cast he’ll play King Duncan, the monarch whom Macbeth (Washington) and his wife Lady Macbeth (McDormand) plot to usurp.

Shakespeare - Macbeth - General - Trio - Witches

In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a Scottish general is told by a trio of witches that he’s destined to become king. The general and his wife hatch a plan to seize control, and while the plan succeeds...
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