The European premiere of Joel Coen’s Shakespeare adaptation The Tragedy Of Macbeth for Apple Original FIlms and A24 will close the 65th BFI London Film Festival, on Sunday October 17.
The film will screen at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, with director-producer Coen in attendance.
Simultaneous screenings will take place at LFF partner venues across the UK.
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in the film which is produced by Coen and McDormand with Robert Graf.
A24 is planning a worldwide theatrical release of the film in the fourth quarter of 2021 before the film starts streaming on Apple+.
“Shakespeare belongs to the world but comes from Britain,” said Coen. “Having borrowed your cultural patrimony, and having had the great good luck to work with a few of your most brilliant actors, I’m honoured to bring this movie to the London Film Festival for its European premiere.”
Netflix’s The Harder They Fall starring Jonathan Majors and Zazie Beets will open the festival and Jane Campion’s The Power Of The Dog starring Benedict Cumberbatch and also for Netflix is the headline gala.
The full LFF programme launch will take place on Tuesday, September 7; with the festival running from Wednesday October 6 – Sunday October 17.