Biker-gang take on Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' gets a new trailer

Michael Almareyda's film version of 'Cymbeline' stars Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, and Dakota Johnson.

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Ethan Hawke stars in 'Cymbeline.'

The biker-gang take on Shakespeare’s play “Cymbeline” has received a new trailer.

The movie stars Ethan Hawke – who has also portrayed Hamlet in a 2000 film version of the tragedy and is currently starring on Broadway in the title role of "Macbeth" – as Iachimo, a man who seeks to seduce the princess Imogen. “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress Dakota Johnson plays Imogen, while actor Ed Harris appears in the role of Imogen’s father King Cymbeline. “Gossip Girl” actor Penn Badgley portrays Imogen’s secret husband Posthumus. Milla Jovovich and Anton Yelchin are also on board as Cymbeline’s wife the queen and the queen’s son, respectively.

The director, Michael Almareyda, helmed the 2000 “Hamlet” adaptation starring Hawke.

In this new film adaptation, the action centers on warfare between a group of bikers and policemen, who are corrupt, rather than Romans and Celts as in the original play.

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