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Angus Macfadyen to reprise Braveheart role for Robert the Bruce

Mel Gibson's BRAVEHEART is well over twenty-years-old at this point, but as Hollywood has repeatedly shown us, it's never too late for a sequel. Okay, ROBERT THE BRUCE isn't exactly a BRAVEHEART sequel, but it will feature Angus Macfadyen reprising his role of Robert the Bruce, renowned warrior and King of Scots.

Per Deadline, ROBERT THE BRUCE has been scripted by Eric Belgau and Angus Macfadyen and directed by Richard Gray (SUGAR MOUNTAIN) and is said to continue where BRAVEHEART left off. Also starring Jared Harris (Mad Men), Patrick Fugit (ALMOST FAMOUS), Zach McGowan (Black Sails), Emma Kenney (Shameless), Anna Hutchison (CABIN IN THE WOODS), Diarmaid Murtagh (Vikings), Talitha Bateman (GEOSTORM), and Kevin McNally (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), the historical drama will follow the widow Moira (Hutchison) as she saves the King of Scotland, Robert the Bruce, who begins living with her and her family. Doesn't exactly seem up to the level of BRAVEHEART, but it will be interesting to see Macfadyen reprise the role after so many years.

ROBERT THE BRUCE isn't the only project dealing with the Scottish King on the horizon, as Netflix will be releasing OUTLAW KING later this year. The David Mackenzie (HELL OR HIGH WATER) flick stars Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce, as well as Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Tony Curran, Stephen Dillane, and Billy Howle. OUTLAW KING will take 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." In a statement, David Mackenzie said:

I am also delighted that Chris Pine, with whom I had a great time on our last film, has joined our Scottish and international cast and crew including the excellent Aaron Taylor-Johnson and the exciting emerging talent of Florence Pugh and Billy Howle. I know Chris will bring intensity and flair to Robert the Bruce and his struggle to take back his country, being crowned King of Scots, then suffering a disastrous defeat and left on the run with just a handful of supporters only to claw his way, with bravery and cunning, back to victory.   This was an early form of guerilla warfare against the might of a vastly bigger better resourced enemy and is one of the great comeback stories of history.

Source: Deadline

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