Tony Nominee Delroy Lindo Will Join Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris in "Cymbeline" Film
13 Sep 2013
Tony nominee Delroy Lindo has joined the cast of "Cymbeline," the film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, according to Deadline.com.
Lindo will portray the nobleman Belarius. His stage credits include Joe Turner's Come and Gone and "Master Harold"...and the boys, and his film work includes "Up," "The Cider House Rules" and "Malcolm X."
The film's cast also includes Ed Harris, Dakota Johnson, Penn Badgely, Milla Jovovich, Ethan Hawke, Boyd Holbrook and Anton Yelchin.
Michael Almereyda will direct and write the adaptation, which has been described as "Sons of Anarchy" meets "ROMEO + JULIET."
Hawke recently starred in the films "The Purge" and "Before Midnight." His stage work includes The Coast of Utopia, Henry IV and The Seagull. He will star in the upcoming Lincoln Center Theater revival ofMacbeth, which begins Broadway previews Oct. 24 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Michael Benaroya will produce "Cymbeline" for Benaroya Pictures, and Benaroya's Ben Sachs is executive producer on the film. Anthony Katagas, who also worked with Hawke and Almereyda on "Hamlet," will produce for Keep Your Head Productions.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.