Warner Bros. and director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) are moving forward at a fast pace with their new take on the legendary tale of Camelot with Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, and Deadline is reporting that European model and actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey will be playing Guinevere to Charlie (“Sons of Anarchy”) Hunnam’s King Arthur.
Berges-Frisbey first got attention in America in 2011 when she starred opposite Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz as the mermaid Syrena in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which grossed a billion dollars worldwide. More recently, she could be seen opposite Michael Pitt in Mike Cahill’s indie I, Origins.
It’s unclear where this leaves Elizabeth Olsen, who was slated to play the female lead in the movie just a few weeks back, although she could be playing a different role. Either that or Berges-Frisbey has replaced her.
With a screenplay by Joby Harold, this take on the King Arthur story will go all the way back to the 15th Century compilation of tales by Thomas Mallory called “Le Morte d’Arthur” for its inspiration.
Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur is scheduled for release on July 22, 2016 with plans for production to begin in February 2015 in London (Since this is the same time Disney is planning to start production on the next “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, we can probably safely assume that Berges-Frisbey will not be involved.)
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