Ethan Hawke Is The Schemer, Penn Badgley The Hero in Exclusive Character Cards for CYMBELINE

     March 5, 2015

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Opening in theaters and VOD on March 13th is Cymbeline, writer/director Michael Almeredya’s retelling of William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. The film re-envisions Shakespeare’s tale as a violent crime epic between a biker gang led by King Cymbeline (Ed Harris) and corrupt cops. And in anticipation of the film’s release, we here at Collider have been provided with a a pair of exclusive character cards for Ethan Hawke and Penn Badgley to debut. Hawke plays Iachimo, who is dubbed “The Schemer” in this character piece, and Badgley plays “The Hero” Posthumus.

Almeredya has experience in re-interpreting Shakespeare as he directed the 2000 film Hamlet, also starring Hawke, so it’ll be interesting to see what he brings to the story of Cymbeline. Check out Hawke and Badgley’s character cards below. The film also stars Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Dakota Johnson, Anton Yelchin, Bill Pullman, and Delroy Lindo.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Cymbeline:

Academy Award® nominees Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor, Boyhood, 2014) and Ed Harris (Best Actor, Pollock, 2000) lead a powerhouse cast including Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin, with Bill Pullman and Delroy Lindo in a gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. When extortion, betrayal, and fiery passions threaten his criminal empire, a drug kingpin (Harris) is driven to desperate measures in this explosive, modern retelling of Shakespeare’s timeless play.

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