Oscar Nominee Dev Patel is set to star in A24’s adaptation of the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. A tale of “Middle English chivalric romance”.
David Lowery will helm this project. Lowery is also known for another A24 feature “A Ghost Story”. This is the first film of its kind from A24, a studio typically known for its indie, modern-day dramatic features. The fantasy epic will have Dev Patel playing Sir Gawain, a Knight in King Arthur’s round table and Alicia Vikander as Lady/Esel, a love interest to Patel presumably. Joining the cast is also Joel Edgerton, Barry Keoghan, Ralph Ineson as the Green Knight, Erin Kellyman, and Sean Harris.
A24, typically known for their off-beat indie dramas will take a chance on this fantasy theme picture. It is unsure what direction Lowery may take this film. He is familiar with the fantasy genre, with films like “Pete’s Dragon”. He could take it the dramatic, or comedic route, such as his films “A Ghost Story” or “The Old Man and The Gun”. Regardless, this is expected to be a wonderful movie, considering all parties involved. I do not think we will have to worry much.
“Green Knight” has been moved to post-production and is set to be released on May 29, 2020.