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The Kid Who Would Be King

Mythical legend meets contemporary England in this lively (and lovely) update on the classic Arthurian tale, from British writer-director Joe Cornish. With an affection for both the younger generation and good old-fashioned storytelling, this epic adventure - also starring Brits Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson - makes for perfect family viewing.

Directors

  • Joe Cornish

Writers

  • Joe Cornish

Cast

  • Rhianna Dorris
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Louis George Serkis
  • Rebecca Ferguson

Synopsis

12-year-old Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) is trying to settle in at this new school and avoid the bullies when he discovers the Excalibur sword at a construction site. The sorceress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson), sensing trouble, sends her minions to collect it, forcing Alex to team up with Merlin the wizard (Angus Imrie) and his friends to fight back.