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Apple TV+ Reveals The Tragedy of Macbeth and The Problem with Jon Stewart

Apple TV+ has revealed first looks at its upcoming feature film The Tragedy of Macbeth and current affair series The Problem with Jon Stewart today.

The Tragedy of Macbeth, written and directed by Academy Award winner Joel Coen, will be released in theaters by A24 on December 25 and then will be available on Apple TV+ January 14.

Apple TV+ Reveals The Tragedy of Macbeth and The Problem with Jon Stewart

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation; a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning. Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson, Moses Ingram, and Kathryn Hunter also star.

The movie premieres this Friday as the Opening Night Film at New York Film Festival. It is the first film directed by one of the Coen brothers without the involvement of the other.

Washington plays Lord Macbeth, McDormand is Lady Macbeth, Carvel is Banquo, Hassell is Ross, Hawkins is Macduff, Melling is Malcolm, Gleeson is King Duncan, Ingram is Lady Macduff, and Hunter plays the witches.

You can watch the trailer below and read on for The Problem with Jon Stewart.

Apple has also revealed a first look at The Problem with Jon Stewart, debuting globally on Apple TV+, Thursday, September 30, along with the series’ official companion podcast.

In this sneak peek, episode topics range from the struggle for comprehensive veteran care to better ways to support the American working class, as the series tackles ongoing national conversations that have domestic and global impact.

Jon Stewart leads with compassion and humor as he takes a deep dive into some of the most enduring, deeply-entrenched issues of our time on the new Apple Original series. From the acclaimed writer, producer, director and advocate, the series explores complex topics through the differing perspectives of stakeholders, experts and individuals confronting these challenges.

The companion series podcast will expand upon the conversation from each episode, featuring staff members from across the show who will have conversations with activists in the space, share facts on the issue, and of course, bring plenty of jokes.

Hailing from a multi-year partnership with Apple TV+, the series will be hosted and executive produced by Stewart through his Busboy Productions. The series is executive produced by showrunner Brinda Adhikari, alongside Stewart’s longtime manager James Dixon, and Richard Plepler through his Eden Productions, which has an exclusive overall production deal with Apple.

Chris McShane is co-executive producer, Lorrie Baranek is supervising producer, and Chelsea Devantez is head writer.


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