IN PRODUCTION: Louis Serkis Leads Joe Cornish Action Adventure, THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING, For Fox

Attack The Block helmer Joe Cornish is has hit the pavement this week with the start of production for the new action adventure, The Kid Who Would Be King for Twentieth Century Fox. Cameras are rolling in London with Louis Serkis (Alice Through The Looking Glass) starring opposite Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation).
THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING tells the story of Alex, a twelve-year-old British schoolboy whose everyday problems are dwarfed by his discovery of the mythical sword Excalibur. 
Now, with the most powerful sword in history in the hands of the most powerless schoolboy in Britain, an epic adventure begins as Alex and his friends must thwart a medieval villain named Morgana (Ferguson), who is hell-bent on destroying the world.

Rounding out the cast are newcomer Dean Chaumoo who plays Alex's best friend, Bedders, along with Tom Taylor (The Dark Tower) and Rhianna Doris (Secret Life of Boys) in the roles of Lance and Kaye, who complete Alex’s band of would-be warriors. Actor Angus Imrie (Kingdom) will take on the young incarnation of the wizard Merlin, with Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise) as the senior version.

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce the film for Working Title next to Nira Park of Big Talk Pictures. Fox will distribute the film with Michael Ireland overseeing.

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