The first teaser trailer and poster have arrived for Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans.
The film stars Sebastian Croft (Game of Thrones) as Roman teenager Atti and Emilia Jones (Patrick) as his Celtic rival Orla. The cast also includes Nick Frost (Fighting With My Family) as Orla’s father Arghus, Craig Roberts (Submarine) as Emperor Nero and Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) as Nero’s mother Agrippina.
Additional cast members include Kate Nash (Glow) as Boudicca, Rupert Graves (Sherlock) as Governor General Paulinus, Alex Macqueen (The Inbetweeners) as Nero’s assistant Sycophantus and Sir Derek Jacobi reprises his iconic role as Claudius.
Atti (Croft) is a Roman teenager with brains but very little brawn. When one of his schemes falls foul of Emperor Nero (Roberts) Atti is forced to join the army and sent to miserable, cold, wet Britain. Things go from bad to worse when Atti is captured by Orla (Jones), a feisty teenage Celt desperate to prove herself as a warrior. Meanwhile a furious Nero is determined to crush the British rebellion, led by Boudicca (Nash).
As the Romans prepare for an historic showdown with the Celts at the Battle of Watling Street the two new friends find themselves lined up on opposite sides of the battlefield.
Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans is directed by Dominic Brigstocke (I’m Alan Partridge). The screenplay has been written by Jessica Swale (Nell Gwynn), Giles Pilbrow (Tracey Ullman’s Show) and Caroline Norris (Raised By Wolves).
Other stars that appear in the film include Alexander Armstrong, Lee Mack, Warwick Davis, Lucy Montgomery, Jamie Demetriou, Tony Gardner, Kevin Bishop, Samantha Spiro, Ella Smith, Dan Renton Skinner, Dustin Demri-Burns, Tim Downie, Ncuti Gatwa, Chris Addison, Sarah Hadland, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Dave Lamb, Jessica Ransom, Tom Stourton, Dominique Moore, Richard David-Caine, Lawry Lewin, Katy Wix, Katherine Jakeways and more.
The film is based on Scholastic’s beloved best-selling and award-winning children’s historical comedy book series Horrible Histories by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown.
Take a look at the teaser poster below:
Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans is released in UK cinemas on 26th July 2019 through Altitude.