Deadline is reporting that Florence Pugh is the latest name to join the cast of Netflix’s epic period drama Outlaw King, based on Robert The Bruce.
While Robert The Bruce appeared in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, this feature will focus on Robert The Bruce casting aside the comforts of his upbringing to stand up for his countrymen in a long campaign against the Brits, ruthlessly consolidated rule among the squabbling noble elite of Scotland and rallying forces to turn back Edward II’s armies to free Scotland.
The report doesn’t state what Florence Pugh’s (whose credits include Lady Macbeth and the upcoming Fighting With My Family) role will be in the upcoming film, though she could be playing one of Robert’s wives.
David Mackenzie is directing the project, with Chris Pine playing Robert the Bruce and Aaron Taylor-Johnson playing James Douglas. Gillian Berrie, Steve Golin and Richard Brown are serving as producers on the project.