Shakespeare Reimagining CYMBELINE Adds Anton Yelchin and Dakota Johnson

Two more board the Michael Almereyda-directed film.

Anton Yelchin (‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ ‘Fright Night’) and Dakota Johnson (’21 Jump Street,’ ‘Ben & Kate’) have been cast alongside Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Penn Badgley and Milla Jovovich for writer/director Michael Almereyda’s modern day adaption of Shakespeare’s timeless play ‘Cymbeline.’

‘Cymbeline’ unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America. In the vein of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and in the style of ‘Romeo + Juliet,’ ‘Cymbeline’ is a fresh take on a universal story of love, betrayal and revenge.

Yelchin will be playing Cloten, the son of the Queen (played by Jovovich) by a former husband and Johnson will play Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline (Harris) from a previous marriage.

The film, set to begin principal photography next week in New York City, will be produced by Anthony Katagas (‘12 Years A Slave,’ ‘The Immigrant,’ ‘Killing Them Softly’) of Keep Your Head Productions with Michael Benaroya (’margin Call,’ ‘Kill Your Darlings’), who will fully finance the film through his banner Benaroya Pictures.