In Development: Cast: TBC. Produced by: RSH Films and GreatPoint Media, Written by: Andy Briggs, Potential Director: Jonathan English (Ironclad), Casting Director: Elaine Grainger, Sales Agent: TBC
Inspired by true events, this is the story of an honourable man, rare enough in the 12th Century and even rarer today. His name was William Marshal. The film charts his rise against all the odds to become the finest knight of his age or of any other. Renowned for his fighting skills, his sexual prowess and above all his unfaltering loyalty, he earned the trust and support of five successive Kings and was consort to Queen Eleanor, before becoming the most powerful Baron in the land and putting his seal to a revised Magna Carta.
The directors have optioned the rights to The Greatest Knight series of books, based on the life of William Marshal, by Elizabeth Chadwick to underpin the project. The project is part financed by GreatPoint Media.