Pierce Brosnan meets Kaya Scodelario on The King’s Daughter, a fantasy adventure film directed by Sean McNamara.
The King’s Daughter synopsis: What’s the movie about?
McNamara’s latest fantasy feature is based on the novel, The Moon and the Sun (1997) by Vonda McIntyre. Brosnan is the antagonist King Louis XIV, while Scodelario depicts the king’s illegitimate daughter Marie-Josèphe.
The multi-faceted themes explored in the movie can only be understood by watching the film written by Barry Berman (The Adventures of Pinocchio) and (Hulk, Indignation). However a brief synopsis reads as follows:
Known as The Sun King, Louis XIV (Brosnan) is the most powerful and influential monarch on the planet. Obsessed with his own mortality and the future of France, Louis turns to his spiritual advisor, Père La Chaise (William Hurt), and the royal physician to help him obtain the key to immortality.
Believing a mermaid (Fan Bingbing) contains a force that grants everlasting life, Louis commissions a young sea captain to search the seas and capture the mystical creature.
Further complicating his plans is his orphaned daughter, Marie-Josèphe (Scodelario), who returns to court with an abundance of elegance and an inherent defiance of authority. With a rare solar eclipse approaching, Louis will discover where his daughter’s true loyalties lie as he races against time to extract the mermaid’s life-giving force.
When is The King’s Daughter hitting movie theatres?
Here is a list of the main cast:
- Pierce Brosnan as King Louis XIV
- Kaya Scodelario as Marie-Josèphe
- Benjamin Walker as Yves De La Croix
- William Hurt as Père La Chaise
- Rachel Griffiths as Abbess
- Fan Bingbing as the Mermaid
- Ben Lloyd-Hughes as Jean-Michel Lintillac
- Paul Ireland as Benoit
- Pablo Schreiber as Dr. Labarthe
- Crystal Clarke as Magali
- Julie Andrews as Narrator
The King’s Daughter will premiere in theatres on Friday 21 January 2022.
How to watch the movie in South Africa
The McNamara fantasy adventure film is, unfortunately, not listed in South African movie theatres. From what we understand, The King’s Daughter will only be released in the United States, Europe and Asia markets.
Here’s the trailer: