Since his film debut in 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire, Dev Patel has worked with a sensational slate of acclaimed directors, from Danny Boyle to M. Night Shyamalan, Neill Blomkamp, Michael Winterbottom, Armando Iannucci, and David Lowery. With the last on this illustrious list, the hot ingendude shot The Green Knight, a fantastical re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the eponymous knight. Patel stars as Gawain, and is joined by a supporting cast that boasts Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Barry Keoghan, and Sarita Choudhury.
Yesterday, A24 teased The Green Knight’s trailer release by dropping this compelling poster online.
I don’t get what’s going on here, and yet, I’m not not into it.
Lowery has previously brought elegiac artistry to the crime-drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, the dark drama A Ghost Story, and most recently to the Robert Redford-fronted biopic The Old Man & the Gun. However, he shook things up with Pete’s Dragon, bringing an earnest, family-friendly whimsy to the Disney live-action offering. So, he’s not new to fantasy.
What does all this mean for Patel and The Green Knight? We’ll find out when The Green Knight hits theaters this summer.
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