'Braveheart' actor reprises his Robert the Bruce role for sequel (sort of)

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New film 'Robert the Bruce' sees 'Braveheart' actor return to role (Credit: Paramount)

Braveheart now has a sequel... well, kind of.

Robert the Bruce is a new historical drama that picks up right where the 1995 movie, starring Mel Gibson, left off with Angus Macfadyen reprising his role.

Macfadyen played Robert in Braveheart and has now continued the Scottish king’s story in the new film,which he co-wrote Eric Belgau, and it will receive it’s world-wide premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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Angus Macfayden plays the title character in the new Scottish film (Credit: Signature Entertainment)

Here’s the official synopsis:

Set in 1306, Robert the Bruce crowns himself King and takes the cause of Scotland’s freedom as his own. But he cannot overcome England’s power: defeated again and again, his army is scattered and Scotland’s nobility abandons him. Hunted, with a price on his head, he finds himself alone and wounded. The cause of freedom seems lost once more.

Hidden secretly in a secluded farm in a clan pledged to England, Robert regains strength and is nursed back to life by a young widow and her orphan children. His determination to do what is right, regardless of the cost, reinvigorates his passion for Scotland’s freedom. He relishes a final chance for glory and revenge.

The new film stars Daniel Portman (Game of Thrones) Anna Hutchinson (Cabin in the Woods), Jared Harris (The Crown), Zach McGowan (Black Sails, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Emma Kenney (Shameless).

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Director David Mackenzie (centre) along with cast members at the Scottish premiere of Outlaw King at the Vue Omni in Edinburgh. (Photo by David Cheskin/PA Images via Getty Images)

Richard Gray is credited as director and the film will feature original music from Scottish singing icon, Lulu.

This will be the second movie about Robert the Bruce released in the last 12 months as David MacKenzie’s Outlaw King, which saw Chris Pine in the title role, was released on Netflix on November 9, 2018.

Robert the Bruce is released in select cinemas from 28th June.