Sunday, 28 September 2014

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey is King Arthur's Guinevere

While Guy Ritchie's (Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows) King Arthur film promises to be loaded with testosterone thanks to its knight heavy ensemble, there will be at least one balancing female presence in the group. Deadline reports that Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) has been cast as Guinevere.

Ritchie is currently filling his cast for the film, which Warner Bros is hoping could launch a new franchise spanning as many as six instalments. Charlie Hunnam (Paicic Rim) appears to be locked in King as Arthur, with Idris Elba (Prometheus) set to play his mentor, Bedivere.

Guinevere, of course, is Arthur's queen and a controversial character since she also engages in an affair with his best mate and first knight, Lancelot. How much of that plays into this initial film – written by Edge Of Tomorrow producer Joby Harold, who has planned out the other stories – remains to be seen. Warner Bros will no doubt lock her into a multi-film contract to ensure she's available for potential future movies.

Berges-Frisbey is next set to be on our screens in science flavoured indie I Origins, due on 26 September. She's also just worked on Claudio Cupellini's (A Quiet Life) chilly drama Alaska.

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