Melling will take on the role of Malcolm, a son of former Scottish king Duncan, and a threat to Macbeth’s reign.
Denzel Washington will star as Macbeth with Frances McDormand co-starring as Lady Macbeth. We understand Brendan Gleeson will portray Duncan and Corey Hawkins will play Macduff. Ralph Ineson is also among supporting cast.
It’s unclear at this stage who will play the famous witches or the character of Banquo in the project which is produced by Scott Rudin and backed by A24. None of the producers or relevant agencies were available to confirm castings.
Coen is directing from his own original screenplay. The movie marks his first without his brother Ethan, with whom he shares four Oscars.