‘The Green Knight’ Oral History Gets You Ready For David Lowery And Dev Patel’s Arthurian Epic

Can The Green Knight get here already, please? Good Lord, the wait for David Lowery’s Arthurian epic has been excruciating, with the overlong wait caused by, what else, the pandemic. A24 has definitely been keeping the film and its star Dev Patel front of mind, and that continues with this oral history narrated by co-star Ralph Ineson.

So why the need for something like this, anyway? Legends Never Die: An Oral History of ‘Sir Gawain and The Green Knight’ is described as “a crash course on the 14th century epic poem that inspired David Lowery’s upcoming film.”  The stories and characters that make up King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table can be complex and confusing, and this is a way to make Gawain’s story clear before the movie arrives.

The cast includes Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Barry Keoghan, and Erin Kellyman.

A24 will finally release The Green Knight into theaters on July 30th.


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