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Chris Pine set to play Robert the Bruce in Netflix feature film Outlaw King

Chris Pine and director David Mackenzie (PA)
Chris Pine (left) and director David Mackenzie will team up again for Outlaw King (PA)

ROBERT The Bruce is set to come to life in a new feature film on Netflix.

Star Trek’s Chris Pine is thought to be in talks to play the role of the 14th century king, with Ben Foster in the frame to play adviser James Douglas.

According to Deadline, the pair will team up with director David Mackenzie for the project, having both starred in his film Hell Or High Water.

Mackenzie, born in Perthshire, will oversee filming in Scotland this summer, with tourism chiefs hoping that the production will boost tourism.

Outlander was shot in Perthshire and Fife and led to a boost in visitors to the area (Nick Briggs/Sony)
Outlander was shot in Perthshire and Fife and led to a boost in visitors to the area (Nick Briggs/Sony)

Jenni Steele, film and creative industries manager at VisitScotland, told our sister title The Courier: “Set-jetting, where people visit locations and other destinations associated with the movies, is a growing trend – with 40% of all people that come to UK inspired to come here after seeing it on film or television.

“Productions such as Braveheart, Rob Roy and more recently, Outlander, have helped highlight Scottish history’s most colourful characters and have undoubtedly inspired viewers to discover Scotland in person.”

She added: “We look forward to learning more about this exciting project and hope once again to see Scotland shine on screen.”


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