Aye, lads and lassies, the 700th anniversary of Scotland’s fight for independence in the 13th century is upon us, and to mark the occasion, Fathom Events is readying a presentation that includes Paramount’s award-winning epic BRAVEHEART and Screen Media’s U.S. premiere of the new feature film ROBERT THE BRUCE.
It’s been 25 years since BRAVEHEART won five Academy Awards, including the prize for Best Picture, and now the drama and blood-soaked battles of the Mel Gibson-directed classic will screen on March 22 and 23. Furthermore, ROBERT THE BRUCE will make its U.S. premiere in a one-day-only presentation on April 16. In addition to these special screenings, BrRAVEHEART will be available in a Limited Edition 25th anniversary 4K Ultra HD Steelbook beginning May 5th from Paramount Home Entertainment.
In BRAVEHEART, Gibson stars as the formidable William Wallace, a bold Scotsman who rallies his countrymen to liberation from oppressive English rule. As for ROBERT THE BRUCE, the new film picks up the historical timeline when its title character, now the King of Scotland, retreats from the battlefield and is cared for by peasants who inspire him to rise again. Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen portrays Robert the Bruce in both films.
With regard to the plot for ROBERT THE BRUCE, the Richard Gray-directed epic shares an inspiring story of the courage displayed by ordinary Scots. When their King is injured and hiding from the English army that controls their lands, a widow and her family nurse him back to health, risking their lives for the life of their King and their hope for a free Scotland. Defying their clan, which has pledged itself to England, and inspiring him to fight again, they join The Bruce as he sets out to win the long-sought independence of their beloved country.
Written by Eric Belgau and Angus Macfadyen, ROBERT THE BRUCE is directed by Richard Gray and also stars Jared Harris, Anna Hutchison, Patrick Fugit, Zach McGowan, Emma Kenney, Melora Walters, Mhairi Calvey, Kevin McNally, Shane Coffey, and Talitha and Gabriel Bateman. The film was produced by Gray, Hutchinson, Macfadyen and Nick Farnell with Executive Producers Carter Boehm, Sharon Cox and Mike Gillespie.