David Lowery’s upcoming film The Green Knight, starring Dev Patel, is one of the most awaited films. The release of the film was delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Dev Patel would be playing the role of Sir Gawain and would be retelling us the great mythic Arthurian story.
Films based on the stories of the Arthurian legends are always loved by the audience, and The Green Knight joins the league of such films. Other films of this spectrum include 1981’s Excalibur, 1995’sFirst Knight, and the long list of the films continues.
With the upcoming film, The Green Knight, director David Lowery is going to take the audience to the Medieval age setting where would be engaged in the tales of honor, fantasy, folklore elements, and chivalry of the Arthurian Legend that remains the prime aspect of these kinds of historical films. The Green Knight, after massive delay, is now finally going to make its way to theater screens.
Here, we have enlisted down all the possible details, from the film’s release date to the plot details you need to know about Dev Patel starrer upcoming movie ‘The Green Knight.’
The Green Knight Release Date Delayed For United Kingdom
The Green Knight would be released on two different dates for two different regions. In the US, the film will be releasing on July 30, 2021, and in the UK, the film will be releasing on August 6, 2021. The delay of a week in the release of the film in the UK is because of the rising covid cases in the country.
But, the good is that the film is finally releasing, and the film will be releasing in theatres, and this news comes as a cherry on the cake for The Green Knight’s much-anticipated fans.
The film had been premiered in the year 2020, and then the release dates were pulled back due to the obvious reasons for the pandemic. Fans can enjoy the film only in theatres. This means there is no online streaming option available as of now. Earlier, the film was supposed to be released on May 29, 2020.
The Green Knight Story: What is It About?
Though the film’s theme is set up in the medieval age, you can definitely expect some resonance of the story with the current times because the film has been written, directed, and edited by David Lowery.
The Green Knight is based on the 14th-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a chivalric romance of the times of aristocracy.
Sir Gawain in the film would be set to confront the monstrous character eponymous played by Games of Thrones actor Ralph Ineson. The proceedings in King Arthur’s court occur where Sir Gawain, who is the nephew of the king. Sir Gawain accepts the challenge of the mysterious Green Knight: To strike a blow against the knight in return for which the former gets a strike one year on from that day.
Sir Gawain successfully beats the knight; the defeated Green Knight then nudges Gawain to keep the date one year while picking up his own head. In this intervening period of one year, Gawain’s honor and loyalty are tested on multiple occasions, and he later seeks The Green Knight to keep up his end of the bargain that was slated before he accepted the challenge.
The Green Knight Cast Details: Who is in the Film?
The Arthurian story has a wonderful team of the cast that includes Dev Patel as Sir Gawain, Sean Harris as King Arthur( Sir Gawain happens to be his nephew), and Queen Guinevere played by Kate Dickie; these continue the main cast team of The Green Knight.
Apart from this, the supporting cast includes Sarita Choudhury playing the role of Gawain’s mother. Barry Keoghan playing the role of a scavenger and the role of Winifred by Erin Kellyman. The main gravitas and eponymous character of the movie are played by Ralph Ineson, taking in as The Green Knight.
The trailer of The Green Knight, which was released in May 2021, clearly hints that the film will be based on the heroic and honorary acts of the medieval period. The primary motive of this time for every action used to search for honor and an examination of the righteous duty that needs to be carried out.