We only first heard about a movie version of Shakepeare’s Cymbeline last week, when it was revealed that Ethan Hawke was set to star in Michael Almereyda’s adaptation. However, with the film set to start shooting in a couple of weeks time, there’s plenty more role to fill.
One of those has now gone to Ed Harris, according to THR, who’ll play the king of the title. Shakespeare’s play is about the daughter of the British king Cymbeline, who discovers she has secretly married a man raised in her father’s court, resulting in his banishment from the court. However this modern day take ‘unfolds as a battle between dirty cops and a drug-dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America.’
Shooting begins on August 19th in New York.