Sugar Mountain helmer Richard Gray is poised to share his latest cut of his new sword epic, Robert The Bruce, for its premiere at Edinburgh when the 73rd edition of the festival kicks off from June 19 through 30.
Best of all thusfar in the wake of Outlaw King is the return of actor Angus MacFadyen whose return to the role 25 years after portraying the character in Mel Gibson headliner, Braveheart, shows his touch hasn’t lost its edge.
Scotland 1306, Robert the Bruce (Angus Macfadyen: Braveheart) crowns himself King and takes the ambition of Scotland’s freedom as his own. But he cannot overcome England’s power: defeated again and again, his army is scattered and Scotland’s nobility abandons him. Hunted, with a price on his head, he finds himself alone and wounded. The cause of freedom seems lost once more.
Hidden secretly in a secluded croft of a clan pledged to England, and close to death Robert is nursed back to life by a young widow and her orphaned children. His determination to do what is right, regardless of the cost, reinvigorates his passion to rise again. But it’s not revenge he desires. It’s freedom. Now.
Signature Entertainment will roll out the film in the UK on June 28 following the film’s acquisition from international sales rights holder, Metro. MacFadyen is joined by Daniel Portman (Game of Thrones) Anna Hutchinson (Cabin in the Woods), Jared Harris (The Crown), Zach McGowan (Black Sails, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Emma Kenney (Shameless) and featuring original music from Scottish national treasure, Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE.