In most cases, a film or TV series gets plenty of build up, with a lot of footage shown that’s edited to try to not really give anything away (the effectiveness of this is debatable). Apple has followed this route for the majority of its content. But, with the upcoming drama The Tragedy of Macbeth, that hasn’t really been the case. Until now.
A quick refresher for what’s arguably one of the more anticipated films coming to Apple’s video streaming service in 2022. The project was confirmed to be an Apple TV+ exclusive in May of 2021. And then in September we got the first “official trailer” for the project. However, that official trailer was under a minute in length and didn’t really show off a whole lot.
It did drip with atmosphere, though. And that’s remained the case for all of the teaser trailers Apple TV+ has released over the last few months.
But now we finally have an official trailer that feels more like what we’d expect. It’s a little less than two minutes in length, and it shows off a bit more of the story of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, played by Denzel Washington (Training Day) and Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), respectively. Check it out in the video above.
The Tragedy of Macbeth is presented in black and white, and it’s certainly striking to look at. It’s directed by Joel Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis, No Country For Old Men).
The cast also includes Kathryn Hunter (Rome), Corey Hawkins (Kong: Skull Island), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), Bertie Carvel (Babylon), Harry Melling (Harry Potterseries), and Alex Hassell (Cold Mountain).
The Tragedy of Macbeth will premiere on Apple TV+ January 14, 2022. You going to check it out?