Casting aside what we already know from Monkey Man, we can now add Green Knight to the list of items now on par for Lion, The Wedding Guest and Hotel Mumbai star, Oscar-winning actor Dev Patel.
Produciton hails from A24 with A Ghost Story helmer David Lowery tapped to direct an adaptation of a medieval poem from Arthurian lore later – later parodied in Iris Murdoch’s 1993 novel, “The Green Knight”.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the most famous tales in early English literature. As the story goes, chivalrous and loyal Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table, accepts the challenge of beheading the Green Knight and must wait a year and a day to receive a blow in return. In the end, it was a test of his loyalty to the king.
Lowery will also produce next to Sailor Bear’s Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston, and Ley Line’s Tim Headington and Theresa Steele.
BRON Studio’s Aaron L. Gilbert and Creative Wealth Media’s Jason Cloth will exec producers with financing from A24, Ley Line and BRON Creative. (Deadline)