IRONCLAD TIDBITSMegan Fox and William Moseley were also supposed to star in the film, but they are not in the cast. The film is rated R for strong graphic brutal battle sequences and brief nudity. The budget of the film was modest for an epic, just $25 million! Famous Richard Attenborough had to leave the cast due to health problems. According to IMDB, Paul Giamatti has filmed his role in just seven days!
THE STORY OF THE FILMThe film is set in 1215 when the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom.
The movie will have an absolutely amazing cast: James Purefoy as the brave Marshall joined by best acting legends Britain can offer Derek Jacoby, Brian Cox, Guy Siner (remember famous Gruber from classic British sitcom ALO, ALO),then there's also the amazing Jason Flemyng, and two lovely ladies Kate Mara and Bree Condon, and off course Paul Giamatti as the evil King John.