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Denzel Washington Joins Frances McDormand & Cast For 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' Premiere

Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta hit the red carpet with Frances McDormand and Joel Coen at the premiere of The Tragedy Of Macbeth during the 59th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on Friday night (September 24) in New York City.

Corey Hawkins, Moses Ingram, Bertie Carvel, and Harry Melling, who also star in the upcoming movie, were also spotted on the red carpet, following a Q&A panel earlier in the day.

Special guests at the premiere included Katie Holmes, Molly Ringwald, Stephen Root, Ziwe, Robert Franklin and And Just Like That star Nicole Ari Parker.

Hamilton‘s Jasmine Cephas Jones and Daveed Diggs were also there.

The Tragedy of Macbeth will be in theaters on December 25, and streaming on Apple TV+, January 14.

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Frances McDormand Says It Was 'Perfect' To Have Denzel Washington Involved In 'Tragedy of MacBeth'

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand bring their new film, The Tragedy of Macbeth, to the 59th New York Film Festival for its opening night events in New York City on Friday (September 24).

Held at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre and moderated by Dennis Lim, the two stars were joined by co-stars Bertie Carvel, Moses Ingram and Harry Melling, as well as director Joel Coen.

Speaking with Deadline earlier, Frances and Joel revealed that it was easy to get Denzel on board the movie.

“It was so easy. Maybe five or six years ago, Denzel and I had lunch together and we talked very generally about, it would be cool to work together at some point, if the right thing came along for him and for us,” Joel explained. “So, when we were casting this movie, it was very much…Denzel? And it was [like you heard a] click. I got together with him at, again for lunch in LA, and I said, what about doing Macbeth? And he was like, yeah, cool.”

Frances added, “It couldn’t have been more perfect, actually. There aren’t many actors, contemporaries of my age, that could handle the character but also who consistently does theater the way Denzel does.”

The Tragedy of Macbeth will be in theaters on December 25, and streaming on Apple TV+, January 14.

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Denzel Washington & Frances McDormand Star as the Macbeths in 'The Tragedy Of Macbeth’ Teaser

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand share a tense moment in this first image and teaser for Apple TV+’s The Tragedy of Macbeth.

The two seasoned actors will star as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in an eerie adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s play from Joel Coen.

Apple’s official description reads that it is a “tale of murder, madness, ambition and wrathful cunning.”

Macbeth, the play, centers on the 16th century ruler who sought power for its own sake. The movie will center around the couple in their 60s.

“It puts a very specific time pressure on the characters, but also on the storytelling, which I think is the real brilliance of the adaptation that Joel has done,” Frances shared during an Instagram live discussion. “There’s a real suspense. “The time is running out not only for the characters, but also it propels the storytelling.”

The Tragedy of Macbeth will be in theaters on December 25, and streaming on Apple TV+, January 14.

Frances McDormand Reunites With Steve Buscemi & Joel Coen For 'Fargo's 25th Anniversary

Frances McDormand gets in the middle of a pic with Steve Buscemi and Joel Coen at the Fargo reunion during the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival on Friday (June 18) in New York City.

The two actors starred in the 1996 movie, that was directed by Joel alongside his brother, Ethan.

The three spoke at a panel about the movie, which inspired a series on FX that has been running for four seasons so far.

In a recent interview, Steve reminisced on the film, giving a lot of credit to Frances for the success.

“It’s the Coen Brothers, the writing is so good and of course Frances McDormand’s performance, she’s the real heart of the movie,” he shared. “That’s what I love about it. It has their dark sensibility and their dark humor, but then you have Frances’ character that counterbalances that. All of the performances, if I do say so myself, are top rate.”

Steve also shared that people still ask him about the wood chipper scene.

“It hasn’t happened lately, but it’s happened enough in the past,” Steve said. “Especially when people say that’s their favorite scene, and I say, ‘OK, I actually wasn’t in that scene, but OK, thank you.’ That was a prosthetic leg.”

Just a few months ago, Frances and Joel, who are married, were spotted on a rare date night out.

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Frances McDormand Enjoys Rare Night Out with Husband Joel Coen & Son Pedro!

Frances McDormand is enjoying a rare night out!

The 63-year-old actress stayed safe in a face mask as she arrived at Craig’s restaurant for dinner on Wednesday evening (April 28) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Joining Frances for her night out was her director-husband Joel Coen and their son Pedro.

Frances‘ night out comes several days after her big wins at the 2021 Academy Awards.

During the ceremony on Sunday night, Frances took home two awards – Best Actress for her role in Nomandland and Best Picture for the same film, which she served as a producer on.

The two new Oscars add to Frances‘ past two Oscars wins. She first won Best Actress for role in the 1997 movie Fargo and won Best Actress again in 2018 for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

FYI: Frances is wearing Freda Salvador shoes.

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There's a Reason Why Frances McDormand Howled During Oscars 2021 Speech

One memorable moment that happened at the 2021 Oscars is when Best Actress winner Frances McDormand let out a big howl during the acceptance speech for the Nomadland‘s Best Picture win.

During her speech, Frances said, “Please watch our movie on the largest screen possible. And one day, very very soon, take everyone you know into a theater, shoulder to shoulder, in that dark space, and watch every film represented here tonight. We give this one to our wolf,” she said before unleashing a mighty howl to cheers.

Director Chloé Zhao, who also won the Best Director award for her work on the film, actually explained that the howl was done for a very specific reason.

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Frances McDormand Wins Best Actress, Best Picture & Unleashes a Mighty Howl at Oscars 2021!

Frances McDormand is a big winner!

The 63-year-old actress took home the prestigious Best Actress in a Leading Role award for her work in Nomadland at the 2021 Academy Awards on Sunday (April 25) at Union Station in Los Angeles.

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“I have no words. My voice is in my sword. We know the sword is our work. And I like work. Thank you for knowing that, and thanks for this,” she said while accepting the Best Actress award.

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