Saturday, March 14, 2015

FIRST IMAGE: See Charlie Hunnam as England's King Arthur

BY JACQUELINE ANDRIAKOS @jandriakos 03/12/2015 AT 03:15 PM EDT

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Charlie Hunnam has officially traded in his leather for fur.

The Sons of Anarchy alum, 34, is starring in director Guy Ritchie's upcoming King Arthur movie Knights of the Round Table – and the first image of a medieval Hunnam has hit the Internet.

Ritchie, 46, Tweeted a picture of the duo on set in a sunlit, foggy forest in the UK.

"First day on KORT," the English filmmaker captioned the shot, which shows Hunnam in the title role, sporting a fur parka and a saddlebag. (But he's still rocking his trademark scruff!)

Ritchie's feature film – which is scheduled to open in summer 2016 – will take a new spin on the classic tale. According to the official synopsis, the movie follows a young Arthur who is unaware of the life he was born for until he comes in contact with the magical sword Excalibur. With its power, he will have to defeat the tyrant Vortigern to avenge his parents' murders, regain his rightful crown and become King.

Starring alongside Hunnam is Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as the Arthurian love interest Guinevere, Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) as Bedivere, Game of Thrones's Aidan Gillen as Goosefat Bill, Jude Law as the villainous Vortigern and Eric Bana as King Arthur's father, King Uther Pendragon.


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