‘The Tudors’ star plays 1840s adventurer in ‘Edge of the World’ trailer

The first trailer has been unveiled for Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ new period drama movie.

Edge of the World tells the epic tale of Sir James Brooke, the British adventurer who became King of Sarawak in the 1840’s and embarked on a lifelong crusade to end piracy and head-hunting – only to face charges of murder and piracy himself.

The movie stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors, Vikings) as Brooke, alongside Lord of the Rings actor Dominic Monaghan as Colonel Arthur Crookshank, Brooke’s cousin and comrade-in-arms.

Watch the trailer:

 

Edge of the World will be released digitally and on DVD on Monday 21st June.

Executive producer Peter Goldwyn commented: “We are thrilled to be working on Edge of the World. It’s rare you get to see such a swashbuckling historical epic these days, and we cannot wait to bring this film to audiences.”

Sir James Brooke’s real-life story apparently inspired films likes of The Man Who Would Be King and Apocalypse Now.

The complete The Tudors box set is available on DVD on Amazon.