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First Trailer and Poster for Arthurian Fantasy THE GREEN KNIGHT

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First look at director David Lowery's take on Arthurian lore.

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Director David Lowery is known for movies that channel a very distinct brand of Americana (see Ain't Them Bodies Saints, The Old Man and the Gun and Pete's Dragon). But this year he's exploring the lore of Merry Olde England with Arthurian fantasy The Green Knight.

Dev Patel stars as Sir Gawain, a Knight of the Round Table who sets out to destroy the formidable Green Knight (Ralph Ineson). Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Barry Keoghan, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie also star.

The Green Knight is in US cinemas in May, with a UK/ROI release yet to be announced.

Check out the first trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.