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Hawke & Harris In Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’ Trailer

Shakespeare has done quite a bit of work. You may have noticed this yourself. But one of his lesser known plays, Cymbeline, does not always get the credit it deserves. Luckily we have the likes of Ed Harris and Ethan Hawke, in a contemporary set film which keeps the bard’s excellent dialogue. Transposing the story of a British king to drug gangs in America, Michael Almereyda once again tackles Shakespeare with Hawke, after their successful 2000 adaptation of Hamlet. Cymbeline also looks to harken back to William Shakespeare’S Romeo + Juliet with the casting choices of John Leguizamo and Vondie Curtis-Hall.

The trailer, with a rip-roaring rock tune to back it up, certainly makes Shakespeare cool again, and the cast all do well at delivering their old timey speech. I’m always up for any adaptation of Shakespeare, so fingers crossed this will bring this play up to the level
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New Trailer for Cymbeline, with Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke and Milla Jovovich

Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Cymbeline" crime drama, starring Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Anton Yelchin and Penn Badgley. Check it out below. Plot: Based on William Shakespeare's timeless play, "Cymbeline" unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America. The new movie is directed by Michael Almereyda. It has yet to get a release date, but is expected to get a Spring 2015 release. Trailer:
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'Cymbeline': Venice Review

'Cymbeline': Venice Review
Venice – One of William Shakespeare’s late problem plays, Cymbeline requires a director to juggle multiple tones, blending comedy with swooning romance, vicious court treachery and an improbably happy ending in which the bad guys either turn noble or get conveniently dispatched. Michael Almereyda tackles that tricky challenge by treating the work as a suspenseful action drama, laughs be damned, enlisting an impressive name cast to help make his case. But primarily, what this moody contemporary update does is expose the play as a second-rate Romeo and Juliet that just wasn’t made for these times. Picked up by Lionsgate’s

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'Cymbeline' Trailer Starring Ethan Hawke

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'Cymbeline' Trailer Starring Ethan Hawke
Just days before its debut at the Venice International Film Festival, the first trailer and clip has been released from Cymbeline, a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name.

Ethan Hawke leads an all-star cast including Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Anton Yelchin and Dakota Johnson in this story set against the backdrop of a deadly battle between crooked cops and and a drug-dealing biker gang. Take a look at the first footage, then read on for more details from Lionsgate's official press release.

Lionsgate's Grindstone Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Hamlet writer/director Michael Almereyda's modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's play Cymbeline ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, it was announced today by the film's producers, Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures and Anthony Katagas of Keep Your Head Productions. The film, starring Academy Award nominees Ethan Hawke (Boyhood
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Watch: Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin in ‘Cymbeline’ Teaser Trailer

Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin get caught up in a triangle amidst an epic battle between corrupt police and bikers, as seen in the first trailer for “Cymbeline.” In the same vein as Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet,” the Michael Almereyda-directed film is a modern retelling of a William Shakespeare play and centers on the battle between a drug dealing biker gang and dirty cops. Ed Harris leads with the titular role of Briton Motorcycle Club leader King Cymbeline, who clashes with the corrupt Roman Police. Badgley plays an orphan who steals the heart of Cymbeline’s daughter, Imogen [...]

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‘Cymbeline’ Trailer and Clip: Thou Art Poison to My Blood

‘Cymbeline’ Trailer and Clip: Thou Art Poison to My Blood
Michael Almereyda is the latest to tweak William Shakespeare’s work to suit his purposes. Almereyda’s Cymbeline sees him teaming one more with Ethan Hawke, who starred in the director’s Hamlet in 2000. Cymbeline envisions the original text as “an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled America.” Ed […]

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Watch: Ethan Hawke & Ed Harris in Shakespearean 'Cymbeline' Trailer

"Revenged? How should I be revenged?" Director Michael Almereyda and actor Ethan Hawke have already tackled Shakespeare before with a contemporary adaptation of Hamlet, and this time they're reteaming for more in Cymbeline. Presented with the same style and grit as the FX series "Sons of Anarchy, the story follows a battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang, set in a corruption-riddled contemporary America. If you liked Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, then this is right up your alley. Plus the cast has Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Dakota Johnson and even John Leguizamo. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Michael Almereyda's Cymbeline from Lionsgate Unlocked: Cymbeline is directed by Michael Almereyda (Hamlet), based on William Shakespeare's original text. Ethan Hawke (Training Day, The Purge) stars in the film which unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America.
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New trailer for Cymbeline; a crime and drug filled Shakespeare adaptation

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We have a new Cymbeline trailer for you tonight, and as we’ve mentioned, if you’re a fan of Sons of Anarchy which is heavily influenced by William Shakespeare's "Hamlet", then you’re likely to enjoy this badass movie. This time, it’s Michael Almereyda’s unique Shakespeare adaptation that’s full of crime, corruption, and no doubt a lot of bad people. Cymbeline looks to reinvents one of Shakespeare’s...
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Ethan Hawke’s ‘Cymbeline’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Ethan Hawke’s ‘Cymbeline’ Gets U.S. Distribution
Lionsgate’s Grindstone Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the modern-day movie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline,” ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

The film stars Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin. The film will be distributed in the spring.

Cymbeline” re-teams director Michael Almereyda with Hawke more than a decade after their collaboration on “Hamlet” in 2000.

Cymbeline” is produced by Anthony Katagas for Keep Your Head Productions and Michael Benaroya, who is fully financing the film through his Benaroya Pictures. Ben Sachs of Benaroya executive produced along with Grindstone’s Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb.

Cymbeline” centers on a battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang, set in a corruption-riddled contemporary America. Shakespeare’s play centered on the daughter of the British king Cymbeline, who discovers she has secretly married a
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Venice: 'Cymbeline' Lands North American Home With Lionsgate, Grindstone

Venice: 'Cymbeline' Lands North American Home With Lionsgate, Grindstone
Michael Almereyda's modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline has landed a North American home with Lionsgate's Grindstone Entertainment in advance of the movie's Sept. 3 world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Ed HarrisMilla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Anton Yelchin and Dakota Johnson, the up-and-coming actress who nabbed the lead in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey. Cymbeline will be distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, which is planning a limited theatrical release timed to a major digital push. Hawke will be a busy man at Venice, where Good Kill is

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Venice Film Festival Reveals Lineup For Its 71st Edition

Venice Film Festival Reveals Lineup For Its 71st Edition
Rome – Venice topper Alberto Barbera has unveiled a promising lineup of fresh fare from around the world set to unspool at the 71st Venice Film Festival, with a rigorous focus on quality, discovery and diversity, likely to reveal some under-the-radar awards-season contenders and also bolster the Lido’s status as a global launching pad for prime auteur pics.

The robust U.S. contingent, largely from the indies, comprises new works from David Gordon Green, Andrew Niccol, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Joe Dante, James Franco, Barry Levinson, Michael Almereyda, and Ami Canaan Mann.

As is customary at Venice, new works from name global auteurs, including Fatih Akin, Xavier Beauvois, Abel Ferrara, Andrei Konchalovsky, Shinya Tsukamoto, Amos Gitai, and Moshen Makhmalbaf, will play alongside pics by lesser-known helmers.

At a packed presser at Rome’s Hotel St.Regis Venice topper Alberto Barbera noted that “our job is more complex, more painful, because
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'Fifty Shades of Grey's' Dakota Johnson to star in 'Forever, Interrupted'

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'Fifty Shades of Grey's' Dakota Johnson to star in 'Forever, Interrupted'
"Fifty Shades of Grey" lead Dakota Johnson is attached to star in the film adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's "Forever, Interrupted: A Novel." The drama centers on a young woman who is struggling to accept the sudden death of her new husband, while striking up an unexpected friendship with his mother. Amy Baer will produce through her company Gidden Media, while Johnson will also executive produce alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe, and John Middleton and Roy Lee. "Taylor’s book is exquisitely written and heart-wrenchingly honest," Bae said in a press release. "Great romantic-drama is so hard to execute, and Taylor nailed it. And Dakota will be exquisite as Elsie, who has to deal with the sudden loss of a great love. She is a deeply thoughtful, sensitive and smart woman and actress.” Added Kahane, “We’re thrilled that Dakota has come on board as a partner in the film,
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Michael Benaroya Taking Matthew Dunn’s ‘Sentinel’ to Big Screen

Michael Benaroya Taking Matthew Dunn’s ‘Sentinel’ to Big Screen
Michael Benaroya (“Margin Call”) has come on board to develop the spy thriller “Sentinel,” optioning the Matthew Dunn novel that’s part of the author’s “Spycatcher” series.

Benaroya will produce through his Benaroya Pictures. Story centers on an MI6 agent who meets Sentinel, the code-name for his predecessor. Sentinel is managing a network of high-level Russian spies who are being killed off one by one while Russian nationalists are trying to cause war.

Dunn was an MI6 field officer who recruited and ran agents, coordinated and participated in special operations and acted in deep-cover roles throughout the world. He conducted over 70 missions before becoming a novelist.

Benaroya announced in September that his banner would finance post-apocalyptic thriller “Z for Zachariah,” shooting in January and starring Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Based on the Robert O’Brien novel, that story follows a teenage girl who lives alone on
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Outstanding Trailer for Shakespeare's Cymbeline with Hawke and Jovovich

Here's the first trailer for a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline. The movie was directed by Hamlet director Michael Almereyda, who teamed back up with Ethan Hawke to bring this story to the big screen.

The movie has a great cast that also includes Ed Harris, Milla JovovichPenn BadgleyAnton Yelchin, and Dakota Johnson.

The new adaptation takes "the tale of Roman and Celtic nobility battling it out and takes it to the streets. Explosions, machine guns and lots of people looking pretty grimy."

As of right now there is no release date for the film. It doesn't even have a U.S. distributor. Thanks to The Playlist.
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‘Cymbeline’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke Does Gangland Shakespeare

Thirteen years ago, Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight) and director Michael Almereyda teamed for an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s all-time classic play Hamlet, moving its action from Danish castles and royalty to glittering skyscrapers and modern corporations. The resultant film was critically divisive, hailed as visually impressive but often tone-deaf in its translation of Shakespeare to a different cultural context.

In 2014, Almereyda and Hawke will once again attempt to transplant the words of the Bard into a contemporary setting with an adaptation of the tragedy Cymbeline. In its original form, Cymbeline follows the titular King of Celtic Britain as he discovers (and violently reacts to) his only daughter Imogen’s secret marriage to a court follower named Posthumus.

Almereyda has taken this core concept and placed it in a rather unexpected new setting: the violent criminal underworld of American biker gangs. The first ...

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First ‘Cymbeline’ Trailer: Who is This Biker-Filled Shakespeare Adaptation For?

Michael Almereyda’s (Hamlet) latest film adaptation of a work of William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, has a lot going for it on the surface. Not only does it feature all of the flowery language and intricate, twisting plot elements that one would associate with a work that was penned by the Bard, but it also features an extensive ensemble cast that’s full of familiar faces, and more action than you can shake a stick at. Almereyda has taken a pretty soap opera-heavy story about love and deceit, set in a world of ancient nobility, and plopped it right down in a modern drug war between a crew of corrupt cops and a gang of unruly bikers, he’s got big stars like Ethan Hawke, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson, Milla Jovovich, Anton Yelchin, John Leguizamo, Ed Harris, and a handful of others helping to bring it all to life, and he’s brought more car crashes, machine
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Trailer for Cymbeline Crime Drama, with Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke and Milla Jovovich

Today we have a trailer for the upcoming "Cymbeline" crime drama, starring Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Anton Yelchin and Penn Badgley. Check it out below. Plot: Based on William Shakespeare's timeless play, "Cymbeline" unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America. The new movie is directed by Michael Almereyda. It has yet to get a release date. Trailer:
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Watch: Ethan Hawke Finds Shakespeare Again in 'Cymbeline' Trailer

Like Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, director Michael Almereyda (of The Eternal, Hamlet previously) is taking on a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's lesser known Cymbeline. After directing Ethan Hawke in a similar style adaptation of Hamlet, Almereyda reteams with the Training Day star to amp up the tale of Romans and Celtics going head to head, this time with the aid of automatic weapons, explosions and a gritty cast of characters played by Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Anton Yelchin, Dakota Johnson. Benaroya Pictures describes the film in the vein of "Sons of Anarchy" and this first trailer supports that. Here's the first trailer for Michael Almereyda's Cymbeline from Ontd (via The Playlist): Cymbeline is directed by Michael Almereyda (Hamlet), based on William Shakespeare's original text. Ethan Hawke (Training Day, The Purge) stars in the film which unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug
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First Trailer For Shakespeare Adaptation ‘Cymbeline’ With Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris & More

It was only a few months ago that we reported on the news of writer-director Michael Almereyda reteaming with his Hamlet star Ethan Hawke on a modern-day update to William Shakespeare‘s Cymbeline, and following a summer production, the first trailer has already arrived today. Considering no distributor is on board the Benaroya Pictures-funded project, we imagine this is just a [...]
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First Look at a Trailer for Cymbeline, Starring Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke and Milla Jovovich

While the film does not have a North American distributor or release date, a trailer for writer/director Michael Almereyda's crime drama Cymbeline has surfaced (via Ontd ) and can be watched below. The film stars Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke, Milla Jovovich, Dakota Johnson, John Leguizamo, Anton Yelchin and Penn Badgley. Based on William Shakespeare's timeless play, Cymbeline unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America.
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