THE LOST KING – In theaters from 5.10.23!
Philippa (Sally Hawkins) doesn’t have it easy: she’s constantly overlooked in her agency job, her sons are slowly going their own ways, and she’s in the middle of a divorce from John (Steve Coogan), with whom she actually gets along quite well. After a visit to the theater, she develops a fascination with King Richard III and sets her sights on finding his missing remains. She does not want to believe that the controversial monarch was really such a despicable monster as Shakespeare portrayed him. Her quest is the starting point for an adventurous journey in which the unassuming Philippa follows her intuition against great odds and takes on respected historians to tell the world the true story of Richard III.
Following their crowd-pleasing success “Philomena,” acclaimed director Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “High Fidelity”), Jeff Pope (screenplay) and Steve Coogan (screenplay and cast) have come together again to tell the true and moving story of an unusual woman: two-time Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Spencer,” “Shape of Water”) plays Philippa Langley, who found the remains of King Richard III in 2012 and changed the course of history. “The Lost King” tells Philippa’s quest as a deeply human journey, the triumph of a woman who refuses to let the male-dominated academic world deter her path, and in doing so makes an incredible discovery.