A Hell or High Water reunion may be making its way to Netflix: Deadline reports that the studio’s finalizing a deal for director David Mackenzie to helm the epic period drama Outlaw King, which Chris Pine and Ben Foster would be headlining.
Outlaw King will focus on Robert the Bruce, the king who led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England. The historical figure was previously featured in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, as played by Angus Macfadyen. Pine is expected to play the Scottish king, while Foster would play James Douglas, a knight who became the king’s chief adviser.
Braveheart portrayed Robert the Bruce as a bit of a pushover who gets tricked by his leprosy-ridden father into betraying Gibson’s William Wallace. Outlaw King will seek to restore the king to the national hero he’s still regarded as in Scotland today. Per Deadline, William Wallace will have a part to play in the film, but its main focus will be on Robert casting aside “the comfortable trappings of his upbringing to stand up for his countrymen in a long campaign.” Outlaw King is scheduled to begin shooting in Scotland this August.