Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington to star in new Macbeth film adaptation

The two-time Oscar winners will play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Joel Coen's movie version of the Bard's tragedy

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Looks like it’s time to brush up your Shakespeare: Oscar winners Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington are set to star in Joel Coen’s screen adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth.

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Both actors have two Oscars each: Washington for Training Day and Glory, and McDormand for Fargo and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Joel Coen’s starry adaptation isn’t the first time Washington has featured in a Shakespeare film adaptation — he previously appeared as Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon in Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing, alongside Emma Thompson.

The play follows a Scottish lord, Macbeth, who is informed by three witches that he will one day be king of Scotland — an ambition his wife is only too happy to help him achieve.

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McDormand is also set to star in the upcoming adaptation of Good Omens, in which she’ll play the Voice of God.