British drama The Lost King is getting a release in the US at last.
The movie tells the remarkable true story of how one ‘ordinary’ woman overcame every obstacle to track down the final resting place of King Richard III – the last English king to die in battle – and give him an honourable burial.
From the director and writers of the Oscar-nominated Philomena, The Lost King was a hit in the UK last autumn.
Its October 2022 release coincided with with the 10th Anniversary of the discovery of Richard III’s remains.
Watch the trailer here:
The cast is led by Sally Hawkins, who you’ll recognise from the Paddington movies, alongside Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie), with Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything, The Iron Lady) playing Richard III.
When’s the US release date?
American audiences will finally be able to watch The Lost King in cinemas this spring!
Rotten Tomatoes reports that the film is getting a limited release in the US on Friday 24th March.
We expect a digital release to follow shortly afterwards, so don’t worry if it’s not showing in your area.
And it’ll no doubt arrive on DVD and Blu-ray in the coming months.
Watch a clip here:
The official synopsis reads: “In 2012, having been lost for over 500 years, the remains of King Richard III were discovered beneath a carpark in Leicester.
“The search had been orchestrated by an amateur historian, Philippa Langley, whose unrelenting research had been met with incomprehension by her friends and family and with scepticism by experts and academics.
“The Lost King is the life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and who took on the country’s most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most controversial kings in England’s history.”
It really is an incredible and inspiring story!
Take a look behind the scenes here:
The Lost King star Sally Hawkins is due to start filming the much-anticipated third Paddington movie very soon!
Paddington in Peru is expected to arrive in cinemas in 2024.
Paddington is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.