Charlie Hunnam, star of Sons of Anarchy and Pacific Rim, is in final negotiations for the title role in director Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur (aka Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur), Deadline reports.
Warner Bros. is said to envision an epic six-movie fantasy retelling of the Arthurian saga, conceived by Awake screenwriter Joby Harold, who penned the first installment. Ritchie had been developing his own King Arthur project with his partner Lionel Wigram before boarding this film.
Hunnam’s Pacific Rim co-star Idris Elba is in the running to play Bedivere, the right-hand man of Arthur’s father who becomes the young king’s mentor.
King Arthur is set for release July 22, 2016.