First look: Alicia Vikander in Firebrand

The first image of Alicia Vikander as Henry VIII’s last wife Katherine Parr has been revealed.

Vikander leads the cast of Firebrand, which also stars Jude Law as the King, as well as Erin Doherty, Simon Russell Beale, Sam Riley, Eddie Marsan, and Ruby Bentall.

The film follows Katherine Parr, who is named Regent while Henry is fighting overseas. Katherine has done everything she can to push for a new future based on her radical Protestant beliefs. When an increasingly ailing and paranoid King returns, he turns his fury on the radicals, charging Katherine‚Äôs childhood friend with treason and burns her at the stake.  Horrified and grieving, but forced to deny it, Katherine finds herself fighting for her own survival.

The film will have its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.


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