Netflix has released an official trailer for Outlaw King, the latest title from Scottish director David Mackenzie. The movie reunites Mackenzie with Chris Pine, who starred in his 2016 Academy Award nominee Hell or High Water.
The movie tells the untold true story of Robert the Bruce, with Pine starring as Bruce, who fought to see Scotland freed from English oppression. Also starring is Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle, Stephen Dillane, Tony Curran, Alastair Mackenzie, and James Cosmo.
You can read more about Outlaw King and watch the official trailer below.
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.
Mackenzie’s other credits include the excellent 2011 end of the world drama Perfect Sense as well as Young Adam, Hallam Foe, Spread, Tonight You’re Mine, Starred Up, and more. He also co-wrote the screenplay for Outlaw King along with Mark Bomback, Bathsheba Doran, David Harrower, and James MacInnes.
We’ve seen a version of this story told before in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, with Robert the Bruce played by Angus Macfadyen. Braveheart however is not considered to be historically accurate, and in fact, Bruce himself is considered to be the real “braveheart.” Macfadyen is actually playing Bruce once again in another upcoming movie about the historical figure, which is titled Robert the Bruce and is planned for a release sometime in 2019.
Outlaw King is set to be released in select theaters on November 9th, and will also be released on Netflix.