Milla Jovovich Joins CYMBELINE

Ed Harris and Penn Badgley also board the adaptation.

Milla Jovovich (‘Resident Evil,’ ‘The Fifth Element’) has signed on to star opposite Ethan Hawke in writer-director Michael Almereyda’s modern day adaption of Shakespeare’s play ‘Cymbeline.’

The romantic tragedy unfolds in a corruption-riddled 21st century America against the backdrop of an epic “battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang.”

Ed Harris (‘Snowpiercer’) and Penn Badgley (‘Greetings from Tim Buckley’) are attached to co-star with principal photography scheduled for August 19th.

Anthony Katagas (‘12 Years a Slave’) of Keep Your Head Productions will co-produce with Michael Benaroya (‘Kill Your Darlings’), who is fully financing the adaptation via his Benaroya Pictures banner. Benaroya’s Ben Sachs will serve as executive producer.