Aaron Taylor-Johnson joins Chris Pine in Outlaw King

Deadline is reporting that Aaron Taylor-Johnson is set to join Chris Pine in Outlaw King, the new film from Starred Up and Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie.

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.
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson Is Scottish Legend James Douglas In Netflix’s ‘Outlaw King’

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Is Scottish Legend James Douglas In Netflix’s ‘Outlaw King’
Exclusive: Aaron Taylor-Johnson is being set to co-star as James Douglas in Outlaw King, the David Mackenzie-directed Netflix feature that stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in the War for Scottish Independence. Pine reunites with his Hell or High Water helmer in a package Netflix landed in April for its burgeoning feature film slate. Douglas is a storied figure in Scottish history, and from what I’m reading, it’s hard to imagine Robert the Bruce would have succeeded in…
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David Mackenzie, Ben Foster, and Chris Pine to Make ‘Hell or High Water’ Reunion with ‘Outlaw King’

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,
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Newswire: Netflix is getting the Hell Or High Water gang back together

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.
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Chris Pine and Ben Foster could be set for a reunion in Netflix’s Outlaw King

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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.

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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
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David Mackenzie, Chris Pine and Ben Foster to reunite for Outlaw King

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.
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The Creative Team Behind Hell Or High Water Enters Talks For Netflix’s Outlaw King

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.
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Chris Pine, Ben Foster to Reunite With 'Hell or High Water' Director for Netflix Movie

Chris Pine, Ben Foster to Reunite With 'Hell or High Water' Director for Netflix Movie
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...
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Netflix to Make ‘Outlaw King’ With ‘Hell or High Water’s’ David Mackenzie and Chris Pine

Netflix to Make ‘Outlaw King’ With ‘Hell or High Water’s’ David Mackenzie and Chris Pine
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.

Anonymous Content’s Richard Brown and Steve Golin will produce alongside Sigma FilmsGillian Berrie. The movie is set to shoot in Scotland in August.

Mackenzie, Berrie and Brown are all from Scotland, and it’s
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Peyton Place: James Douglas Dies at 86

We are sorry to report actor James Douglas died on March 5, 2016. Perhaps best known for his roles on cancelled TV shows like the daytime soap operas As the World Turns (CBS), One Life to Life (ABC) and ABC's primetime soap, Peyton Place, Douglas had a long TV career.

His first appearance was on The Millionaire TV series, in 1957. Director James Sheldon, who died on Saturday, March 19, directed that series. Other TV appearances by Douglas include the soap operas Another World, The Doctors, and The Edge of Night, as well as primetime offerings like 12 O'Clock High, Ironside, and Spenser for Hire.

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James Douglas Dies: ‘Peyton Place’, ‘As The World Turns’ Actor Was 86

James Douglas, a ruggedly handsome, intense actor who starred in ABC’s racy primetime drama Peyton Place and CBS’ soap opera As The World Turns, has died. He was 86. His family confirmed his death on March 5 in Bethlehem Ct, where a wake in his honor was held on March 17 and 18. Douglas’ wife, Dawn, predeceased him. During the five seasons (1964-69) that Peyton Place set the bar for timely, often risqué TV drama, Douglas played lawyer Steven Cord on some 400 episodes of…
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Films of Hong Sang-soo, Jonathan Rosenbaum Ama, George Miller’s Next Projects, and More

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

After discussing them this summer, George Miller tells Top Gear he’s in talk with WB for the Mad Max: Fury Road sequels, but first he says, “I want to do a small film without special effects before I do any of that, just to do it quickly. We shot Fury Road for eight months… that’s a lot. Every day in the heat and the dust, doing these stunts, it’s very wearing. We’ve got two more planned, but at some point in the future.”

Listen to our own Nick Newman discuss the career of Hong Sang-soo on the latest episode of The Auteur Museum:

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Daily | Pasolini, Maddin, Warhol

In today's roundup: Guy Maddin on Douglas Sirk, McKenzie Wark on Pier Paolo Pasolini, James Douglas on the politics of Pixar, A.O. Scott on the culture of Comic-Con, Max Nelson on John Ford and Ireland, Stuart Klawans on Sean Baker's Tangerine, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court, Christian Petzold's Phoenix, Liz Garbus’s What Happened, Miss Simone?, Asif Kapadia’s Amy and Stevan Riley’s Listen to Me Marlon, Jackie Cooper on Andy Warhol's Lupe (1966) with Edie Sedgwick, interviews with Hou Hsiao-hsien and Pedro Costa and a conversation between Kiriro Urayama and François Truffaut. » - David Hudson
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Elizabeth Jane Howard obituary

Novelist known for The Cazalet Chronicle which was adapted into a popular BBC television series

For much of a career spanning more than 60 years, the writer Elizabeth Jane Howard, who has died aged 90, suffered a certain condescension from literary editors as a writer of "women's novels". But it did not deter her. She herself described her readers as "women and educated men", and expressed "puzzlement" when Margaret Drabble left her out of her 1985 edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature.

Jane (as she was always called) achieved a triumph in her 70s with The Cazalet Chronicle, a highly praised tetralogy of novels set in the England of 1937-47. The first two books, The Light Years (1990) and Marking Time (1991), became an acclaimed BBC TV series, The Cazalets, in 2001; though the BBC then cancelled a planned second series of the last two books, Confusion (1993) and Casting Off (1995). Jane bore both triumph
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