After the success of Hell or High Water, director David Mackenzie is re-teaming with the film’s leads. Chris Pine and Ben Foster are set to portray a couple of significant icons in Scottish history. Per Deadline:
In one of the first major deals coming together as Scott Stuber takes the reins as head of Netflix feature films, the director and stars of Hell Or High Water are in final talks to re-team in Outlaw King, an epic period drama that will tell a different version than Braveheart did on Robert The Bruce, the king who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in Scotland.
Netflix isn’t commenting, but I’ve heard the plan is for David Mackenzie to direct, with his Hell Or High Water star Chris Pine finalizing a deal to play the Scottish king. Ben Foster is in talks to play James Douglas, the Scottish knight who became the king’s chief adviser. Mackenzie wrote the script. Sigma Films’ Gillian Berrie is producing with Anonymous Content’s Richard Brown and Steve Golin. The film is slated to shoot in Scotland in August.
Pine and Foster’s performance in Hell or High Water seemed to indicate a pretty good partnership, so it’s no wonder Mackenzie would repeat the pairing. But the biggest takeaway from this for me is the fact that this will be another Netflix partnership. Well done.