Leicester Square’s IMAX Cineworld is offering a free showing Joel Coen’s The Tragedy Of Macbeth

Over the years, the Scottish tyrant has been portrayed by two Professor Xes and come to think of it, a Magneto or two as well. But with the greatest of respect to the wonderful actors behind those iconic X-Men roles, we’ve never seen Macbeth as delivered by Denzel Washington, and that is something to be very, very excited about. In fact, we’ve never seen anybody with the raw star wattage that Washington brings to a project play the character yet, except perhaps the legendary Toshorô Mifune who starred in Kurosawa’s adaptation, Throne Of Blood, although even Mifune was not yet at the peak of his career at that point. In short, it’s an exciting moment, with Joel Coen’s upcoming The Tragedy Of Macbeth having the potential to be the best screen incarnation yet of the classic Shakespearean tale of bloody horror and violent betrayal.

With Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand starring and Coen behind the camera, the three creatives are awards magnets already, boasting as many Oscars between them as we can count on our fingers (and thumbs). Also with Roma and Inside Llewyn Davis’ cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel lensing the film and Carter Burwell composing, it will surely be a treat worthy of the largest screen and loudest sound system possible.

You can’t get much larger than IMAX and you can’t get cheaper than free, so if that alluring combination interests you, you can head to Cineworld IMAX in Leicester Square on the 5th December to catch a free showing of the film. There may or may not (it’s unclear at the moment) be a screened Q&A with the key creatives following the screening too. It’s first come, first served and you can find out more here.

There’s a hauntingly-beautiful teaser trailer to watch below, ahead of the film, which will premiere in cinemas from Christmas Day, 2021 (in the US at least), before arriving on Apple TV+ on January 14th. We’ll let you know UK cinema release details as and when we hear them. The trailer is below, should you want a peek…

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