Dev Patel is in negotiations to star as Sir Gawain in “A Ghost Story” and “The Old Man and the Gun” filmmaker David Lowery’s “Green Knight” for A24.
A retelling of the medieval tale of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” the fantasy epic sees Patel playing the knight of King Arthur’s Round Table who accepts the challenge of beheading the Green Knight. He must wait a year and a day to receive a blow in return.
Lowery, Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, Tim Headington and Theresa Steele Page will produce and filming begins next month. Sean Connery led a previous notable film adaptation in 1984 with “Sword of the Valiant”.