It’s always a treat to get a new film starring Sally Hawkins. The imminently likeable actress gets to have a bit of fun chasing after deceased royalty in The Lost King, from reunited Philomena duo of director Stephen Frears and co-star Steve Coogan.
The film is based on a true story of Phillippa Langley, who led a search to find the remains of King Richard III under a Leicester car park. Coogan not only co-stars but also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Jeff Pope. They adapted Langley’s book, The King’s Grave: The Search For Richard III.
It’s another glimpse at British history from Frears, who directed The Queen, TV series A Very English Scandal, and most recently the film Victoria & Abdul.
Hawkins has been keeping busy, appearing alongside Kristen Stewart in Spencer, along with comedy The Phantom of the Open, and holiday film A Boy Called Christmas. She will star alongside Timothee Chalamet in Wonka later this year.
The Lost King opens in theaters on March 24th.
Directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Stephen Frears and starring two-time Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins as Langley, The Lost King is the inspiring true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and took on Britain’s most eminent historians, forcing them to rethink the legacy of one of the most controversial rulers in English history. A tale of discovery, obsession, and stolen glory (both then and now), The Lost King is a magical adventure illuminated by one woman’s awakened sense of purpose