WORLD PREMIERE OF DAVID MACKENZIE’S OUTLAW KING STARRING CHRIS PINE IS THE TIFF 2018 OPENING NIGHT GALA FILM
TORONTO— TIFF announced today that the World Premiere of Outlaw King, David Mackenzie’s anticipated period drama chronicling the rise of 14th-century Scottish hero Robert the Bruce, will be the Opening Night Gala Presentation for the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, September 6, at Roy Thomson Hall.
This epic David-versus-Goliath tale reunites award-winning director David Mackenzie (Starred Up,
Young Adam) with his Hell or High Water actor Chris Pine, who takes on the starring role of the legendary Scottish king who leads a band of outlaws to reclaim the throne from the clutches of the English crown and its army.
The film also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, and Billy Howle. “TIFF’s Opening Night Film, Outlaw King, tells a powerful story that is rich in drama, excitement, romance, and
adventure,” said Piers Handling, Director & CEO of TIFF. “Audiences are promised a thrilling journey back in time, as David Mackenzie masterfully unwraps history with taut dramatic flare and brings to life the true story of Scottish hero Robert the Bruce. Gripping performances led by Chris Pine and Aaron Taylor-Johnson make this a classic, entertaining, and action-packed Festival opener.”