Following the one-two punch of his prison drama Starred Up and the Best Pictured-nominated neo-western Hell or High Water, director David Mackenzie is back this year with the period tale Outlaw King. Starring Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Florence Pugh, the film will open Toronto International Film Festival before arriving on Netflix in November, and now the first trailer has arrived.
Shot by Barry Ackroyd, frequent Paul Greengrass cinematographer as well as the DP behind The Hurt Locker, the first trailer sells an epic rendering of Robert the Bruce’s story in medieval Scotland, which clocks in at the hefty budget of $120 million. Also starring Billy Howle, Tony Curran, Stephen Dillane, James Cosmo, and Sam Spruell, see the trailer below.
OUTLAW KING tells the untold, true story of Robert the Bruce who transforms from defeated nobleman to outlaw hero during the oppressive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward I of England. Despite grave consequences, Robert seizes the Scottish crown and rallies an impassioned group of men to fight back against the mighty army of the tyrannical King and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales. Filmed in Scotland, OUTLAW KING reunites director David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) with star Chris Pine alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh and Billy Howle.
Outlaw King opens TIFF and hits Netflix on November 9.