UK & Irish release date confirmed for ‘FIREBRAND’ starring Alicia Vikander as Katherine Parr & Jude Law as King Henry VIII

MetFilm Distribution has announced that director Karim Aïnouz’s English-language feature debut, FIREBRAND, starring Alicia Vikander as Katherine Parr and Jude Law as King Henry VIII, will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 6 September 2024.

Based on Elizabeth Fremantle’s 2013 novel, Queen’s Gambit, the film is a moving portrait of a unique character in history that has previously been untouched on the big screen.

In blood-soaked Tudor England, Katherine Parr, the sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII, is named Regent while tyrant Henry is fighting overseas. Katherine has done everything she can to push for a new future based on her radical Protestant beliefs. When an increasingly ailing and paranoid King returns, he turns his fury on the radicals, charging Katherine’s childhood friend with treason and burning her at the stake. Horrified and grieving, but forced to deny it, Katherine finds herself fighting for her own survival.

The supporting cast is rounded out by Simon Russell Beale (THE DEATH OF STALIN, HOUSE OF THE DRAGON), Eddie Marsan (RAY DONOVAN, BACK TO BLACK), Ruby Bentall (THE SERPENT QUEEN, POLDARK), Bryony Hannah (CALL THE MIDWIFE, THE LAST DUEL) and Sam Riley (CONTROL, REBECCA).

MetFilm Distribution is part of the MetFilm Group. It is a new boutique film distribution company with a curated slate of fiction and documentary titles. Previous releases include Louis Garrel’s THE INNOCENT, Helen Mirren’s Golda Meir biopic GOLDA and Gareth Davis’s FOE starring Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan. MetFilm have also just released WILDING — 2024’s biggest documentary, and upcoming later in September is Cedric Kahn’s THE GOLDMAN CASE.

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