The Oscar nominee has joined the cast of Michael Almereyda’s Shakespeare adaptation. International Film Trust handles sales outside the US, where CAA represents the project.

Harris will play the title role and joins Ethan Hawke in the reimagined tale, which will be styled in the vein of Sons Of Anarchy and Baz Luhrman’s Romeo+Juliet and tells of an epic battle between corrupt police officers and a drug dealing biker gang.

Anthony Kataga produces Cymbeline for Keep Your Head Productions with Michael Benaroya, who is fully financing through his Benaroya Pictures. Ben Sachs of Benaroya Pictures will serve as executive producer.

Principal photography is set for Aug 19 in New York City.