‘Outlaw King’ Trailer: Chris Pine is Robert the Bruce in Netflix’s Upcoming Film
The history of the King of Scots hits Netflix
Netflix has released a trailer for David Mackenzie’s “Outlaw King,” a period drama about the legendary King of Scots Robert the Bruce. The film serves as a reunion for David Mackenzie and Chris Pine, following the Academy Award nominated film “Hell or High Water”. You can watch the first official trailer below, thanks to an early morning upload from Netflix.
In the film, Pine stars as Robert The Bruce, alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), Tony Curran (“Sons of Anarchy”), Stephen Dillane (“Game of Thrones”) and Billy Howle (On Chesil Beach). The feature film is produced by long time filmmaking partners David Mackenzie and Gillian Berrie via their production company Sigma Films, and Richard Brown and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content.
The screenplay was written by Mackenzie (Young Adam), Bash Doran (Boardwalk Empire), James MacInnes, Mark Bomback and renowned Scottish playwright David Harrower. The story takes place over the extraordinary historic year when Robert the Bruce fights to regain control having been crowned King of Scots, only to be defeated in a surprise attack and made an outlaw by the English King and his occupying forces.
When filming began back in September 2017 director David Mackenzie said in a statement, “I am so happy to have the opportunity to dig deep into the story of Robert the Bruce and to discover some of the truths that often get obscured by legend. This is my sixth feature film shot in Scotland and autumn is my favourite time of year to shoot so I am excited to bring this film to light in the beautiful Scottish elements – come rain, shine, storm or snow. I am proud that our little Glasgow based production company, Sigma films, has been able to make this film and thank Netflix for letting us do it.”