Netflix continues their push towards total dominance of the entertainment industry as they continue to branch out with their original movies. They’ve done sci-fi. They’ve done action. They’ve done romcoms. Now they’re bringing a historical epic to their streaming service with Outlaw King, the true story of Robert the Bruce, a Scottish man who battled the British Empire in the 14th century. It’s obvious that the streaming giant is hoping that Outlaw King will be their Braveheart, and along with it a slew of Oscar nominations which has mostly eluded Netflix in the past few years.
Chris Pine reunites with his Hell or High Water director David McKenzie, starring as Robert the Bruce. The hero of Outlaw King will take up the mantle that has called so many throughout history — taking on the oppression of the British monarchy. Co-starring with the medieval Captain Kirk are Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Lady MacBeth breakout Florence Pugh. Rounding out the cast are Billy Howle, Tony Curran, Stephen Dillane, James Cosmo, and Sam Spruell. The screenplay for Outlaw King is credited to Bash Doran, James MacInnes, and Mackenzie, with additional writing by Mark Bomback and David Harrower.
Check out the first trailer for Netflix’s first foray into historical epics ahead of Outlaw King‘s premiere on opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6th. For the rest of us, Outlaw King will land on Netflix on November 9, 2018.
The official synopsis for Outlaw King:
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.