cymbelineClassical music composer David Ludwig has written the original score for the upcoming drama Cymbeline. The film is directed by Michael Almereyda and stars Milla Jovovich, Ed Harris, Dakota Johnson, Penn Badgley, Anton Yelchin, Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo and Bill Pullman. The movie is a modern take on the Shakespeare play of the same title and portrays a battle between dirty cops and a drug-dealing biker gang set against the backdrop of a corruption-riddled 21st century America. Anthony Katagas (12 Years a Slave, Killing Them Softly) is producing the project for Keep Your Head Productions alongside Michael Benaroya (Margin Call, Lawless, The Words) for Benaroya Pictures. The drama marks the film scoring debut of Ludwig who has composed numerous concert works for such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Minnesota and National Symphonies. Almereyda’s last Shakespeare adaption Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke featured a score by Carter Burwell. Cymbeline is set to premiere later this month at the Venice Film Festival.