Magazine article Screen International

First Look at Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in Netflix's First UK Movie Production (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

First Look at Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in Netflix's First UK Movie Production (Exclusive)

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Shoot is underway in Scotland on David Mackenzie’s ‘Outlaw King’

Shoot is underway in Scotland on David Mackenzie’s (Hell Or High Water) period drama epic Outlaw King about iconic Scotsman Robert The Bruce, the 14th century King Of The Scots.

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 film is the first UK narrative feature Netflix has boarded ahead of production. To date, the streaming giant has boarded UK projects - such as iBoy and Been So Long - at a later stage.

The film reunites director David Mackenzie with Chris Pine following Oscar-nominated Hell Or High Water.

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 written by Mackenzie, Bash Doran (Boardwalk Empire), James MacInnes, Mark Bomback and Scottish playwright David Harrower takes place over the 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.

Supported by Creative Scotland, shooting will take place in historical locations in Scotland including the last known resting place of the legendary Scottish king’s remains. …

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