It was quite possibly the greatest archaeological discovery ever found as the remains of Richard III were discovered underneath a car park in Leicester. Now the incredible story gets the Hollywood treatment with producers revealing that "The Lost King" will hit UK cinemas this October.
The film tells the remarkable true story of how one 'ordinary' woman overcame every obstacle to track down the final resting place of Richard III and give him an honourable burial. The Lost King is the life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored by the experts and took on the countries most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one the most controversial kings in English history.
Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winning actress Sally Hawkins, stars as Philippa Langley whose obsession to discover Richard III led her and her team to discover the remains of the fallen King following his defeat at the Battle of Bosworth to Henry Tudor in 1485. Steve Coogan will star alongside Hawkins as her husband John Langley with Harry Lloyd portraying Richard III.
The creative team behind Philomena reunite to bring The Lost King to life as Stephen Frears (Director) and reunites with Coogan and Jeff Pope (Writers).
Actor, Writer and Producer Steve Coogan said: "It's been wonderful to reunite with Stephen and Jeff to bring this extraordinary story to cinemas. Philippa Langley's passion, hard work and determination literally changed history, and we all felt it was important that her and Richard III's story was told".