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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, »
- TFS Staff
The trio from one of our favorite movies of 2016 is reuniting. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hell Or High Water director David Mackenzie is likely going to team once again with actors Ben Foster and Chris Pine. But this time, it looks like they’re going from West Texas to Scotland: The three are in negotiations to make a film for Netflix about 14th-century Scottish rebel leader Robert The Bruce called Outlaw King. (These guys like their outlaws, royal or otherwise.) Mackenzie wrote the script, Pine is in discussions to star as the eponymous character, and Foster is in line to play knight James Douglas. If it all works out, the movie will begin shooting in August. »
- Esther Zuckerman
Author: Zehra Phelan
The cast and crew of last year’s fantastic Hell or High Water could be looking all set for a reunion on a new project which couldn’t be any different in Netflix’s Outlaw King with Star Trek’s Chris Pine confirmed to be in talks to join the historical picture.
Chris Pine could very well be teaming up with director David Mackenzie again who is also writing the script and trying to persuade Pine’s on screen Hell or High Water Brother, Ben Foster to jump on board the good ship Outlaw King which looks at the story of former King of the Scots, Robert The Bruce.
If Pine signs up he’ll be down to play the role of Robert the Bruce in the Netflix film which will focus on his life after William Wallace »
- Zehra Phelan
According to Deadline, Netflix is looking to reunite David Mackenzie, director of the Best Picture-nominated Hell or High Water, with his two stars Chris Pine and Ben Foster for Outlaw King, an epic period drama based around the Scottish king Robert the Bruce.
The project has been written by Bash Doran (The Looming Tower) and is set to be Mackenzie’s next film. Chris Pine is finalising a deal to play Robert, the Scottish king and national hero who led his country during the First War of Scottish Independence against England, while Foster is in talks to play James Douglas, a knight, and chief adviser to the king. The site reports that William Wallace will also have a role, and their will be a major love story in the film between Robert the Bruce and his Queen Elizabeth de Burgh.
Production on Outlaw King is slated to begin this August on location in Scotland. »
- Gary Collinson
From the sun-kissed wild west to the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands, Deadline brings word today that writer-director David Mackenzie, Chris Pine and Ben Foster – the three driving forces behind last year’s Oscar-nominated hit Hell or High Water – have entered talks to spearhead Netflix’s sweeping period drama, Outlaw King.
It’s a package bursting with cinematic promise, and word of those negotiations come just as Scott Stuber assumes the role of Netflix’s head of feature films. Rooted in a similar time period as that of Mel Gibson’s seminal Braveheart, Outlaw King presents Robert the Bruce through a slightly different lens, as he leads his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England. Chris Pine is reportedly poised to take up arms as the former Scottish king, with Ben Foster negotiating a deal to play James Douglas, the “Scottish knight who became the king’s chief adviser. »
- Michael Briers
24 April 2017 12:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
There will be a Hell or High Water reunion thanks to Netflix.
David Mackenzie is in final talks with the streamer to direct Outlaw King, a period epic that will tell the story of Robert the Bruce (or Robert I), the king of Scots who led his country to freedom from England in the early 14th century.
Chris Pine and Ben Foster, who starred as brothers in Mackenzie's 2016 sleeper awards contender, are both in talks for the feature. Pine would play the Scottish king while Foster is in talks to play knight James Douglas, the king's loyal aide.
Mackenzie wrote the »
- Mia Galuppo
Netflix is soon to close a deal to produce the period drama “Outlaw King,” written and to be directed by “Hell or High Water” director David Mackenzie, Deadline reports. The film will re-team “Hell or High Water’s” Chris Pine and Ben Foster.
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“Outlaw King” is an epic, period drama that tells a different story of Robert the Bruce than Mel Gibson’s Best Picture winner “Braveheart” did in 1995. Pine will play Robert the Bruce, the king who fought to free Scotland from the oppressive rule of England, while Foster will play the Scottish knight James Douglas.
Mackenzie, Berrie and Brown are all from Scotland, and it’s »
- Graham Winfrey
7 items from 2017
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