Back in May it was announced that Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) is set to direct the fantasy adventure The Kid Who Would Be King, and now comes word from The Tracking Board that Patrick Stewart (Logan) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) are in talks to join the cast.
The film revolves around a group of kids who embark on an epic quest to thwart a Medieval menace named Morgana who is the half-sister of King Arthur. Andy Serkis’ son Louis Serkis (Taboo) is set for the lead role of Alex, a young boy who discovers the mythical sword Excalibur. He is joined in the cast by Tom Taylor (The Dark Tower) Rhianna Dorris (Secret Life of Boys), Angus Imrie (Kingdom), Denise Gough (Guerrilla) and newcomer Dean Chaumoo.
The site reports that Stewart is in talks to play the older incarnation of Angus Imrie’s Merlin, while Ferguson is wanted for the role of the villainous Morgana.
The Kid Who Would Be King will mark Cornish’s first film since his 2011 debut Attack the Block, and is being produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Pictures, along with Nira Park of Big Talk Pictures and Michael Ireland of 20th Century Fox.