First-look images have been unveiled for Beta Cinema, Free Turn Films and Tempo Productions take on ‘William Tell,’ focusing on the the epic story of the legendary crossbow-wielding warrior.

Amidst this backdrop, William Tell, a formerly peaceful hunter, finds himself forced to take action as his family and homeland come under dire threat from the oppressive Austrian King and his ruthless warlords. Leading his fellow countrymen, Tell embarks on a courageous rebellion to defend their liberty and stand against the oppressive forces that seek to subjugate them.

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William Tell Movie

Written by Nick Hamm, adapted from Friedrich Schiller’s world-renowned classical play. The narrative unfolds in the 14th Century amidst the waning days of the Holy Roman Empire where Europe’s nations fiercely vie for supremacy and the ambitious Austrians, desiring more land, encroach upon Switzerland, a serene and pastoral nation.

The film stars Claes Bang (The Square, Bad Sisters, The Northman), Connor Swindells (Barbie, Sex Education), Ellie Bamber (Willow, The Serpent, Nocturnal Animals), Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson, Extraction, Invasion), Jonah Hauer-King (The Little Mermaid, The Tattooist of Auschwitz), Rafe Spall (Life of Pi, The Big Short), Emily Beecham (1899, Little Joe), Academy-Award nominee Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes, The Wife) and Academy-Award winner Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Schindler’s List).

The feature film is in it’s last week of principal photography in Italy.