Gibson to film 'Braveheart in a bra' - the Boudicca story
BY JENNY BOOTH
They are already calling it Braveheart in a bra.
Mel Gibson, the director and actor who specialises in tales of underdogs rebelling against evil overlords, has decided to add the story of Boudicca to his list of film credits.
Gibson's production company, Icon, has spent two years developing a script and has now appointed Gavin O'Connor to direct the film.
The Hollywood star's latest venture will tell the tale of the fierce widow of the king of the Iceni, a rich Celtic tribe who lived in what is now East Anglia.
History recounts how, in revenge for the rape of her two daughters by the Romans after the death of her husband Prasutagus, Boudicca led a bloody revolt against the occupation of Britain.
I wonder if the dialogue will be in subtitled Latin and first-century Celtic.