Paul Giamatti will be practicing his smug ruler look in the mirror now that he's been cast to play the tyrant King John In Ironclad.
Jonathan English is directing the medieval-set action thriller which will star James Purefoy (who's already seen plenty of fighting action in Solomon Kane) as a member of the Knights Templar.
Purefoy and his fellow knights will defend Rochester Castle against the corrupt King and his seemingly unstoppable army.
The swords will be drawn in Wales next month...
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