When it comes to the Knights of the Round Table, I couldn’t think of a more perfect casting for the polite and compassionate Sir Gawain than Dev Patel, and now I don’t have to. Directed by David Lowery, A24 The green knight is a reinterpretation of the famous Arthurian legend in which King Arthur’s nephew Sir Gawain embarks on an epic quest to face the gigantic green-skinned stranger. To like Shadows and bonesA story that focuses on a touch of color is a welcome change of pace in a genre that is heavily focused on the cast of white actors.
From his first meeting with the eponymous Green Knight to his journey to finish what they started, everything about the trailer is designed to take you on Gawain’s dangerous journey. After what I’ve seen so far The green knight seems to be medieval horror at its best, which makes sense given that cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo is known for his horror work. Not only is Patel perfectly cast in a story that’s supposed to attract you, the rest of the cast are equally talented and include Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Sarita Choudhury, Barry Keoughan, Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson, and Erin Kellyman. You can see how the journey is going and when The green knight hits theaters on July 30th.