WHO’S IN IT?
Sebastian Croft (The Hippopotamus), Emilia Jones (Brimstone), Nick Frost (Fighting With My Family), Craig Roberts (Submarine), Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City 2), Kate Nash (Powder Room), Rupert Graves (V For Vendetta), Alex Macqueen (In The Loop), Derek Jacobi (Tolkien), Lee Mack (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Dominic Brigstocke (film debut), director; Caroline Norris (film debut), writer, producer; Giles Pilbrow (film debut) and Jessica Swale (film debut), writers; Will Clarke (The Hooligan Factory), producer; John Sorapure (Bunny and the Bull), cinematographer; Nigel Williams (film debut), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the time of Romans, Atti (Croft) is a brainy but scrawny teenager who’s quite good at coming up with new and inventive schemes. However, when one of them falls foul of Emperor Nero (Roberts), he is forced to join the Roman Army as punishment, and is sent to cold wet Britain where the natives are revolting (figuratively and literally). He is soon captured by Orla (Jones), a feisty young Celt determined to prove herself as a warrior, but despite forming a friendship they soon find themselves fighting on opposing sides during the Battle of Watling Street…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The popular Horrible Histories series gets its own fun little movie, focusing on the gruesome (but family-friendly) era of the Roman Empire and their firm grasp on the people of Britain.