Just hours after Ethan Hawke secured his fourth Oscar nomination for the critically-acclaimed drama Boyhood, Lionsgate has released the first trailer for his upcoming Shakespeare adaptation Anarchy, formerly known as Cymbeline. Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris lead a powerhouse cast including Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson, Anton Yelchin, with Bill Pullman and Delroy Lindo.
This gritty story centers on a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. Now, a drug kingpin (Harris) is driven to desperate measures in this explosive film based on William Shakespeare's Cymbeline. Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson portrays the drug kingpin's daughter Imogen, whose romance with one of his elite soldiers named Posthumus (Penn Badgley sparks a brutal conflict that leads to tragedy. Ethan Hawke portrays Iachimo, who makes a bet with Posthumus that he can seduce Imogen.
Michael Almereyda, who directed Ethan Hawke in the 2000 Shakespeare adaptation Hamlet, takes the helm for this upcoming crime thriller, debuting in theaters and on VOD formats nationwide March 13. Take a look at the latest footage from Anarchy, which offers a fresh take on a universal story of love, betrayal and revenge, in the style of Romeo and Juliet.