Ben Foster to star in Petr Jákl’s historical drama Medieval
J.B.J Film and Elevated Films announced that acclaimed actor Ben Foster has been cast as the lead in director Petr Jákl’s historical action drama Medieval. Jákl wrote the screenplay and will produce alongside Cassian Elwes.
Medieval will be produced with the support of private investors and many Czech state institutions and regions, including the Czech Film Fund, the Prague Film Fund, Creative Europe – Media and others. Principal photography is scheduled to begin this fall in Prague and the surrounding Czech countryside.
The film is inspired by the origin story of the legendary 14th-century warlord Jan Zizka of Trocnov (Foster), who along with his band of mercenaries became entangled with an heiress and battled a rival King in a struggle for equality for the Czech people.
Ben Foster is best known for his roles in Hell or High Water, 3:10 to Yuma, The Messenger, and Alpha Dog. He can be seen in the acclaimed film Leave No Trace, which is earning him rave reviews.
“I actually loved this script and loved Petr’s first two movies. I think he‘s going to do a fantastic job on this film. And I couldn‘t be more excited to work with Ben Foster again, after my experience with him on Ain‘t Them Bodies Saints. He‘s one of the greatest young actors working right now,” said Elwes.
Additional support includes the Middle Bohemia Region; the Capital city of Prague and the President of the Senate of Parliament of the Czech Republic.
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