Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’ Turned Into A Cop Movie ~ Filmed in Brooklyn! Where Else?








School starts tomorrow, so darling daughter and I went to Applebee’s in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn to celebrate with a mother-daughter lunch. On the way home we stopped to take pictures at one of the locations where the new movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline is being filmed.







This modern day reimagining of Shakespeare’s story is set in a 21st century American city and will depict an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang



Styled after the explosive FX series Sons of Anarchy, Cymbeline will venture into the age old themes of love, betrayal, and revenge.






Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Dakota Johnson (21 Jump Street) join a cast including Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, and Milla Jovovich.  The film is produced by Anthony Katagas (12 Years A Slave, The Immigrant, Killing Them Softly). The location for filming is where Knapp Street meets Voorhies Avenue. This is the border of the Sheepshead Bay and Gerritsen Beach communities which were both hit hard and have not fully recovered from Hurricane Sandy. So, this commercial activity is most welcome.


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4 responses to “Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’ Turned Into A Cop Movie ~ Filmed in Brooklyn! Where Else?

  • Tracy Krauss

    exciting. I’ll be watching for this one


  • seshirley

    Interesting take isn’t it? I’m all for assistance to hard-hit communities by the film industry and all for folks reading and interpreting the Bard. Thanks for sharing your adventure!


    • NikeChillemi

      Shirley, We also stopped at the Gerritsen Beach Public Library branch to see if it had reopened. There was a sign up that renovations after Hurricane Sandy were almost complete and it would reopen in the fall. There were still dumpsters and other work equipment visible through the windows. So I hope it does open sometime this fall. It’s one of my fav places. The front has huge picture windows and is about 1/4 mile from an small inlet off the Atlantic Ocean. The back also has picture windows and in or a canal. So, I’m afraid during the hurricane it had water rising at both ends.


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