Alicia Vikander and Jude Law in Tudor England

Jude Legislation and Alicia Vikander star as real-life King Henry VIII and his sixth spouse, Katherine Parr, in Karim Aïnouz’s Firebrand trailer.

The movie, based mostly on true Sixteenth-century occasions, follows Parr’s pursuit of survival in her marriage to the king, after the primary 5 of his wives met premature ends — divorced, beheaded, died, divorced and beheaded once more.

“Katherine’s destiny was to vary the dominion, ceaselessly,” the trailer’s narrator muses.

“When Henry appoints [Katherine] as Regent, the nation’s ruler throughout his absence when he departs to struggle abroad, he lays a harmful path for her,” the Firebrand synopsis reads. “Henry’s courtiers, suspecting she’s sympathetic to radical Protestant beliefs which have taken root within the kingdom and are a risk to their energy, scheme in opposition to her and forged doubts upon her constancy to the more and more ailing and paranoid King.”

When the king returns, his courtiers persuade him to “flip his fury” on his spouse’s childhood buddy, Anne Askew, who grew to become one of many many Henry’s court docket convicted of treason and burned on the stake.

“Horrified and privately grieving, Katherine finds herself below ever-increasing scrutiny and suspicion,” the outline continued. “Understanding that even a whisper of scandal may result in her downfall, Katherine should unleash her personal scheme to struggle for survival.”

Katherine and Henry remained married from 1543 till the king’s demise in 1547. Twice-married earlier than her union with the king, she then married a fourth and last time after his passing, sadly dying in childbirth at age 36 in 1548.

Firebrand premiered on the 2023 Cannes Movie Competition final Could and is now set to be launched in theaters June 14. It was written by Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth and is predicated on the 2013 novel Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle.