‘Outlaw King’ on Netflix

(Above: Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce in ‘Outlaw King.’ Source: YouTube screenshot)

Star Trek’s Chris Pine travels to the distant past – early 1300s – as Robert the Bruce, a nobleman who led the First War of Scottish Independence against the English.

In Outlaw King, which debuts on Netflix this Friday, November 9, Pine is the defeated nobleman who seizes the Scottish crown and rallies the citizenry to fight the oppressive English occupation of King Edward I (Game of Thrones‘ Stephen Dillane) and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales (Dunkirk‘s Billy Howle).

The film, directed on location in Scotland, also stars Nocturnal Animals‘ Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Bruce’s lieutenant James Douglas, Florence Pugh as Robert’s wife Elizabeth de Burgh, and Sam Spruell as Valence, who heads the English army pursuing Bruce and his troops.

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Chronologically, Outlaw King picks up where Mel Gibson’s Oscar-winning Braveheart (1995) left off. In that film, Gibson played William Wallace, the Scottish patriot who began the rebellion against Edward I in 1297. You can rent Braveheart starting at $2.99 from Amazon and other providers.

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