BRAVEHEART Actor Angus Macfadyen Reprises His Role as ROBERT THE BRUCE in New Movie
Looks like we are getting a new historical action drama based on the Scottish warrior Robert The Bruce. The film is called Robert The Bruce and stars Angus Macfadyen, who reprises his role from Mel Gibson’s classic movie Braveheart.
Chris Pine recently took on the role in the Netflix film Outlaw King, which was pretty good. This new film “explores the lost months during a long, harsh winter when Robert, injured and pursued across the Highlands by his enemies, takes shelter with the steely Morag and her fearless children. Restored to health and spurred on by this humble family’s resilience and courage, Bruce finally finds the resolve to rally his people and lead his country to hard-fought independence.”
I love that after all these years Macfadyen is playing this character again and this is what he had to say in a statement:
“Robert the Bruce rose from the ashes of his former self and became a hero who gave Scotland its independence. But he fought for the commonwealth of the land, held by none but its people. Not his wealth, not his land. And he never slept in a castle again. He became one with the land and nature. A lesson we need to learn with great urgency, today. I can’t wait for audiences around the world to see it.”
Will Machin, Metro International CEO added:
“We’re big fans of this genre and having loved Braveheart and more recently Netflix’ Outlaw King, we’re delighted to bring this beautifully shot film to the marketplace, which tells an unknown piece of the story about an historical legend who continues to capture imaginations over 700 years later”.
Macfadyen will be joined by Jared Harris (The Crown) as Robert the Bruce’s nemesis John Comyn, alongside Anna Hutchison (The Cabin In The Woods), Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl), Zach McGowan (Black Sails), Gabriel Bateman (American Gothic), Talitha Eliana-Bateman (Geostorm), Emma Kenney (Roseanne), and Kevin McNally (Pirates Of The Caribbean).
The movie will be directed by Richard Gray (Sugar Mountain) from a script co-written by Macfadyen and Eric Belgau.
I also included a first image of Angus Macfadyen back in the role of Robert the Bruce.