Anton Yelchin and Dakota Johnson Join Shakespeare Reimagining CYMBELINE

     August 12, 2013

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Two more actors have joined the growing cast of writer/director Michael Almereyda’s (Hamlet) modern day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline.  The film is in the vein of Sons of Anarchy and Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and is described as “an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug-dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America.”  Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, and Milla Jovovich are already set to star, but it was announced today that Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Dakota Johnson (The Five-Year Engagement, Ben and Kate) have also joined the cast.  Yelchin will play Cloten, the son of Jovovich’s Queen by a former husband, and Johnson will play Imogen, the daughter of Harris’ King from his former marriage.

Hit the jump to read the full press release.  Production on Cymbeline begins in New York City on August 19th.

anton-yelchin-cymbelineHere’s the press release:

Los Angeles, CA (August 12, 2013) – Anton Yelchin (STAR TREK) and Dakota Johnson (21 JUMP STREET) join a cast which includes Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris and Milla Jovovich in writer/director Michael Almereyda’s modern day adaption of Shakespeare’s timeless play CYMBELINE produced by Anthony Katagas (12 YEARS A SLAVE, THE IMMIGRANT, KILLING THEM SOFTLY) for Keep Your Head Productions and Michael Benaroya (MARGIN CALL, KILL YOUR DARLINGS), who will fully finance the film through his banner Benaroya Pictures. Ben Sachs of Benaroya Pictures will executive produce the film, with International Film Trust (IFT), Benaroya’s foreign sales arm, handling all international rights to the film.

Set to start principal photography on August 19, 2013 in New York City, CYMBELINE unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America.  In the vein of Sons of Anarchy and in the style of ROMEO + JULIET, CYMBELINE is a fresh take on a universal story of love, betrayal and revenge.

Yelchin, best known for his role as Chekov in the reboot of STAR TREK, will be playing Cloten, the son of the Queen (Jovovich) by a former husband and Johnson will play Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline (Harris) from a previous marriage.

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