Grindstone Acquires Modern-Day Take On Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’ Starring Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris
Grindstone Acquires Modern-Day Take On Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' Starring Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris
Grindstone Entertainment has announced the acquisition of all North American rights to writer-director Michael Almereyda’s “Cymbeline,” a modern day adaptation of Shakespeare’s play.
The film stars Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin and is set to world premiere during the Venice Film festival, which wraps up September 6.
From the film’s synopsis: “‘Cymbeline’ unfolds amidst an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang, set in a corruption-riddled contemporary America. In the style of ‘Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet,’ ‘Cymbeline’ is a fresh take on a universal story of love, betrayal and revenge.”
“We’re thrilled to have acquired a visionary film with an amazing cast assembled by Michael Almereyda, and we’re excited about partnering with Benaroya Pictures, whose track record of producing quality films speaks for itself,” said Grindstone partners Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb.
The film will be released through Lionsgate Home Entertainment in the spring of 2015.