Netflix movie starts filming in Scotland with Chris Pine
Filming got underway this week in Scotland on Outlaw King, Netflix’ take on the story of Robert The Bruce.
Wonder Woman star Chris Pine stars as the King of Scotland who reigned from 1306 until his death in 1329. The warrior king led Scotland during the first War for Scottish Independence.
The film co-stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as landowner James Douglas, with Alastair McKenzie also among the cast.
Shooting will take place entirely in Scotland and will run until nearly the end of the year.
Scotland has struggled to attract big-budget films in the past, largely due to the lack of a dedicated studio space, although Starz’ Outlander has done much to raise the profile of the country as a film-friendly destination, as well as to showcase its locations.
However, the Outlander production facility – a converted industrial site in Cumbernauld now known as Wardpark Studios – is due to be turned into a permanent studio space. Earlier this year, Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon told Holyrood that planning permission had been submitted for 30,000 sq ft of additional studio resources at Wardpark.
The UK is currently hosting production on several major Netflix projects including The Innocents, The Dark Crystal: Age of Innocence and the third series of The Crown among the dramas utilising UK crew.
For more on filming in Scotland, head over to our production guide.
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