Richard Armitage is wielding a sword yet again for Pilgrimage, a medieval tale that also stars Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Tom Holland, who is in the running for the role of Spider-Man.
The plot takes place in the 13th century, in Ireland where a group of monks undertake a pilgrimage to transport their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome. When the true significance of the relic is revealed, the journey becomes much more treacherous, and the group’s faith and loyalty to one another are tested, according to the plot synopsis from the exclusive report in the Hollywood Reporter.
Richard Armitage is no stranger to period pieces and this time will portray a misanthropic knight with whom the group of monks are forced to band to protect the precious relics. Bernthal plays a mute brother with a violent past and Holland plays a pious young novice.
Richard Armitage, Tom Holland, and Jon Bernthal shared several photos of their time together throughout the filming of Pilgrimage in Ireland and Belgium.
— Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) April 24, 2015
— Jon Bernthal (@jonnybernthal) May 29, 2015
We have wrapped in Belgium. What a job. Will miss every single one of you. Thank you for such an… https://t.co/r0HCmmb0GX
— Tom Holland (@TomHolland1996) May 30, 2015
— Stanley WEBER (@sweber_official) May 2, 2015
— hugh o'conor (@hughoconor) April 21, 2015
— Jon Bernthal (@jonnybernthal) April 12, 2015
There is no official release date yet, but THR reports the film will do a lot of promo with the Toronto Film Festival and the American Film Market. Pilgrimage is directed by Brendan Muldowney.
[Image via XYZ Films]