Director Paul Greengrass and actor Benedict Cumberbatch will team up in a drama that will trace the peasant revolt in England in the 14th century. Entitled “The Hood”, the film could be in line with productions like “Gladiator” and “Braveheart”.
Paul Greengrass and Benedict Cumberbatch: first collaboration
Today 66 years oldPaul Greengrass is a British director who began his career in the late 1980s. Indeed, it was in 1989 that he directed his first feature film entitled resurrectedwhich tells of the reappearance of a missing soldier.
After several TV movieshe returned to the cinema in 1998 with Fly Me, where he leads a four-star cast led by Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter. But it was with his third film, in 2002, that he won the respect of his peers. bloody sunday is indeed awarded the Golden Bear in Berlin and received a rave reception.
Then, from 2004, he made himself known to the general public when he was chosen to direct The death in the skin, the second installment of the saga Jason Bourne. He will then return behind the camera to stage two more episodes of this iconic saga with The Vengeance in the skin (2007) and Jason Bourne (2016). Paul Greengrass is also known for directing Green Zone (again with Matt Damon), Flight 93but also two films with Tom Hanks: Captain Phillips and The mission.
As for Benedict Cumberbatch, you surely know him to be the face of Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCUs). But in addition to his regular appearances in the MCU, Benedict Cumberbatch is also famous for his recent performances in Imitation Gamein The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaugin the series sherlock or in The Power of the Dog. While he began his career in the early 2000s on the small screen, this is the seriesSherlock, launched in 2010, which made him an international star.
Thus, according to Deadline, Paul Greengrass and Benedict Cumberbatch will therefore team up in a historical drama. It will be a period drama that will trace The Peasants’ Revolt in England in the 14th century. This is a major popular uprising dating from 1381, driven by significant economic and social tensions resulting from the Black Death of the 1340s. It was on May 30, 1381 that the English decided to revolt against the power in place. when tax collector John Brampton collects head tax in the town of Brentwood in Essex. Violent clashes then multiplied throughout the south-east of England.
Benedict Cumberbatch will play a farmer who will become the leader of this opposition of the people against the doctrine of the powerful. Paul Greengrass, who wrote the screenplay himself, promises that The Hood will look like Braveheart and Gladiator. The Hood is currently presented at the Marché du Film of the Cannes Film Festival, a place that allows all artists to promote their projects to obtain either funding or distributors. As for Benedict Cumberbatch, his fans can currently find him at the cinema in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.