Ironclad is an action film, set for release in the USA in June 2011 and in the UK on March 04, 2011. The film is written and directed by Jonathan English and stars Kate Mara, Jason Flemyng, Brian Cox, Paul Giamatti, Derek Jacobi, James Purefoy, Mackenzie Crook, Charles Dance, Vladimir Kulich, Jamie Foreman, Guy Siner, Aneurin Barnard, Bree Condon, Steffan Rhodri, Daniel O'Meara and John Pierce Jones.
Movie synopsis: The year is 1215. King John (Paul Giamatti) has been forced to sign the Magna Carta, a document that will ensure the freedom of men and form the basis of common law in England. Furious at having been forced to sign it, King John raises a vicious mercenary army and begins a rampage across the country to regain total power. But as the King’s army is on the brink of reaching London and taking back control of the country, one last castle stands between him and inevitable victory: Rochester.
Ironclad (2011) movie trailer
Gathered together by Baron Albany (Brian Cox), a small band of rebel warriors gather inside Rochester intent on holding off King John until reinforcements arrive: a Templar Knight (James Purefoy) whose soul is wracked with guilt over the atrocities he has committed during the crusades and his burgeoning feelings for Isabel (Kate Mara), the beautiful lady of the castle and lonely wife of the aging Reginald de Cornhill (Derek Jacobi); battle-hardened mercenaries such as Beckett (Jason Flemyng), who fight not for God and country, but for money and bloodlust; and young soldiers like Guy (Aneurin Barnard), who’ll taste blood and battle for the first time – and perhaps the last.