Robert the Bruce is a hard-hitting historical epic covering the turbulent time after William Wallace’s victories depicted in Braveheart with Angus Macfadyen reprising his role as Robert The Bruce from Mel Gibson’s Oscar-winning film.
Scotland 1306, Robert the Bruce crowns himself King and takes the ambition of Scotland’s freedom as his own. But he cannot overcome England’s power: defeated, again and again, his army is scattered, and Scotland’s nobility abandons him. Hunted, with a price on his head, he finds himself alone and wounded. The cause of freedom seems lost once more.
Hidden secretly in a secluded croft of a clan pledged to England, and close to death, Robert is nursed back to life by a young widow and her orphaned children. His determination to do what is right, regardless of the cost, reinvigorates his passion to rise again. But it’s not revenge he desires. It’s freedom. Now.
The film will be receiving it’s world-wide premiere at the prestigious Edinburgh International Film Festival. The epic story of Scotland’s greatest heroes will play in competition at the 73rd edition of the world’s longest running and highest regarded film festival in June. In addition to his starring role, Angus Macfadyen was one of the producers of the film and co-wrote the script.
Also starring Daniel Portman (Game of Thrones) Anna Hutchinson (Cabin in the Woods), Jared Harris (The Crown), Zach McGowan (Black Sails, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Emma Kenney (Shameless) and featuring original music from Scottish national treasure, Lulu. Robert the Bruce picks up where Braveheart left off in a thrilling, brutal and breathtaking fashion.
Signature Entertainment Presents ROBERT THE BRUCE in Cinemas Nationwide from June 28th.