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Charlie Hunnam talks up the tone of King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

In just a couple of weeks, Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword finally arrives in cinemas. Charlie Hunnam leads the cast of the Warner Bros. film, which debuts on May 19th (U.K.), and with a filmmaker like Ritchie at the helm, it’s easy to guess what kind of tone the film will end up having – a light-hearted though entertaining, fast-edited piece full of set-pieces and witty dialogue. Well, that seems to be the case with the latest version of the King Arthur legend, but it wasn’t always so. Hunnam spoke to Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview where he spoke of the tone.

“It was challenging to begin with because there was an uncertainty about the tone. Guy’s [initial] intention was to make something that was outside of his wheel house, and make a more classic, straightforward, and somewhat somber film – which is obviously not what we ended up with… Arthur and his pals, the tone of those interactions is very much the way Guy is. We were just doing our best Guy Ritchie impersonations.”

Here’s the plot of the new adventure:

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

Hunnam is joined by Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law and Eric Bana in King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, which debuts on U.K. soil on May 19th, and in the U.S. a week earlier on May 12th.


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