Angus MacFadyen to Reprise His 'Braveheart' Role in 'Robert the Bruce'

Aside from his starring role, the Scottish actor teams up with Eric Belgau to write the script and will also serve as a producer of the new film which has director Richard Gray behind the lens.

AceShowbiz - Actor Angus MacFadyen will reprise his role as Scottish warrior Robert the Bruce in a new film.

The star first portrayed the historical character in Mel Gibson's 1995 film "Braveheart" and he will reprise the role in "Robert the Bruce". Macfadyen will be joined by Anna Hutchison, Patrick Fugit, Zach McGowan, Gabriel Bateman, Talitha Bateman, Emma Kenney, and Kevin McNally, while Jared Harris will play his nemesis John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch and Lord of Lochaber, also known the Red Comyn.

Macfadyen is producing the project, which he also co-wrote with Eric Belgau, while Richard Gray is directing.

The film will centre on the months Robert The Bruce spent with Morag Hutchinson and her children, while he recovered from an injury during a long, harsh winter.

"Robert the Bruce rose from the ashes of his former self and became a hero who gave Scotland its independence," Macfadyen says. "But he fought for the commonwealth of the land, held by none but its people. Not his wealth, not his land. And he never slept in a castle again. He became one with the land and nature. A lesson we need to learn with great urgency today. I can't wait for audiences around the world to see it."

Macfadyen's film is not the first movie to centre on Robert the Bruce - last year (2018), Chris Pine portrayed the Scottish king, who led an army of outlaws to claim the English throne in "Outlaw King". Director David Mackenzie's film, which was released on streaming service Netflix in November, also starred Aaron Johnson, Ben Foster, and Florence Pugh.

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