The Lost King is all set to bring humor and laughter to our screens as we watch Sally Hawkins take on the role of an amateur historian who finds the remains of Richard III in this comedy-drama movie!
Since, fans have eagerly been waiting to watch the remarkable story of Philippa Langley, an ordinary yet stubborn and relentless woman, in The Lost King. Fortunately, their wait is almost over as the producers have officially announced the movie’s release date, set in 2022!. In addition to, You can find all the details regarding The Lost King 2022 Release Date, Cast, Plot, and Trailer below.
The Lost King Release Date
The Lost King is directed by Stephen Frears and based on Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope’s screenplay. The news of the movie’s arrival was announced in 2020, and casting began in 2021. Now almost two years later, we have an official release date!
Finally, BBC announced the release date for The Lost King! The movie will come out on October 7, 2022, in the U.K. However, we do not have an international release date as of yet!
The Lost King has a spectacular cast with Oscar nominee actress Sally Hawkins playing the role of the lead character- Philippa Langley. She will be joined by Steve Coogan (from Philomena) and Harry Lloyd (from The Theory of Everything). Furthermore, the former actor will play the role of Philippa’s husband, John Langley, with the latter will act as Richard III.
Here, other stars appearing in The Lost King are,
- James Fleet as John Ashdown Hill
- John-Paul Hurley as Buckingham
- Sinead Maclnnes as Hiker
- Jessica Hardwick as The Bookseller
- James Rottger as Richmond
- Phoebe Pryce as Jo Appleby
- Alasdair Hankinson as Mathew Morris
- Glenna Morrison as Lorna
Moreover, Josie O’Brien, Iman Akhtar, Robert Maloney, Simon Donaldson, and Sharon Osdin will also appear in The List King.
The Lost King Plot
It is based on the true story of Philippa Langley. She was an amateur historian who became obsessed with finding the grave of Richard III. Although the people around her made fun of her, Philippa did not give up and finally found the remains of England’s mighty King. Her unrelenting will pave her way to becoming one of the most iconic historians. Producer, Writer, and Actor Steve Coogan praised Philippa’s extraordinary courage saying,
“It’s been wonderful to reunite with Stephen and Jeff to bring this extraordinary story to cinemas. Philippa Langley’s passion, hard work, and determination changed history, and we all felt it was important that her and Richard III’s story was told.”
The official synopsis for The Lost King, as released by BBC, 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 skepticism by experts and academics.
The Lost King is the life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and took on the country’s most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most controversial kings in England’s history.”
Currently, BBC has not yet released the trailer. However, with the release date edging closer, it will come out any day now!