The cast only started to come together about a week and a half ago, but with shooting starting next week, Michael Almereyda is having to pull together actors pretty quickly for his modern day take on Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. He’s doing pretty well as he’s already got Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris and Milla Jovovich.
Now it’s been revealed that Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Dakota Johnson (21 Jump Street) will join them on set when the film starts principal photography on August 19th in New York City.
Cymbeline unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America. The press release describes it as being in the vein of ‘Sons of Anarchy and in the style of Romeo + Juliet, Cymbeline is a fresh take on a universal story of love, betrayal and revenge.’
Yelchin, will be playing Cloten, the son of the Queen (Jovovich) by a former husband and Johnson will play Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline (Harris) from a previous marriage.