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Harris joins Hawke for Cymbeline?

Ed Harris could be joining Ethan Hawke for the modern-day take of William Shakespeare's play Cymbeline.

The four-time Oscar nominee is said to have signed on in the upcoming drama, where he is tipped to play King Cymbeline, reported Deadline.

Ethan is already on board for the film, which would reunite him with writer-director Michael Almereyda 13 years after they worked together on the big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Cymbeline, which is scheduled to start production in New York in coming weeks, will focus on the battle between corrupted cops and a drug-dealing biker gang in 21st century America.

Ed - who was nominated for Oscars following his performances in Apollo 13, The Truman Show, The Hours and Pollock, which he also directed - will next be seen in dark comedy Pain And Gain opposite Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, sci-fi adventure Snowpiercer alongside Jamie Bell, Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton and romantic drama The Face Of Love with Annette Bening.

The 62-year-old is also set to star in the off-Broadway premiere of The Jacksonian in October, where he will reprise the same role he played at the Geffen Playhouse production in 2012.

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