Horrible Histories: The Movie makes its way to the big screen, albeit not for the first time as many of the cast also brought us the very entertaining 2015 Shakespeare comedy Bill, as well as the recent Ghosts on BBC1.
Roman teenager Atti (Sebastian Croft) is forced to join the Roman Army when one of his clever schemes falls foul of Emperor Nero. He is sent to “miserable, cold, wet Britain” where “the natives are revolting, quite literally”. Things go from bad to worse when Atti is captured by Orla (Emilia Jones), a feisty teenage Celt desperate to prove herself as a warrior. After narrowly avoiding a very sticky end in a bog, Atti uses his Roman know-how to help Orla save her grandma who’s been kidnapped by a rival tribe.
Meanwhile, a furious Nero (Craig Roberts) is determined to crush the rebellion, led by Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni (Kate Nash). Atti rejoins his Roman troops and discovers they are preparing for an historic showdown with the Celts at the Battle of Watling Street. Atti’s brains could save the day, but they could also spell disaster for Orla as the two new friends find themselves lined up on opposite sides of the battlefield.
Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Writers: Caroline Norris, Giles Pilbrow, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, Jessica Swale
Also stars: Kim Cattrall, Nick Frost, Derek Jacobi, Warwick Davis, Rupert Graves, Tony Way, Alex Macqueen, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Lee Mack, Lucy Montgomery, Tony Gardner, Ella Smith, Dominique Moore, Marek Larwood
Horrible Histories: The Movie is released in the UK on July 26th.
Check out the trailer below:
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