The Netflix film will see Pine as Robert the Bruce, the Scottish king and national hero who led his country during the First War of Scottish Independence against England. Taylor-Johnson will take on the role of James Douglas (initially earmarked for Pine’s Hell or High Water co-star Ben Foster), Robert’s right-hand man. Production on the film is slated to begin this August in Scotland.
Taylor-Johnson was most recently seen in Doug Liman’s Iraq War thriller The Wall. Pine meanwhile will next be seen in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, and has just signed on to reunite with his Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins on the TV series One Day She’ll Darken.