Orlando Bloom continues his return to the screen after being absent for most of the past four years. He shot a role in Paul WS Anderson’s The Three Musketeers and will reprise his career-originating role of Legolas in The Hobbit. But before he gets back into breeches and latex ear appliances he’ll play poet Robert Graves in The Laureate.

The film is written and directed by William Nunez, and follows the life of Robert Graves, his wife Nancy Nicholson (Kerry Condon) and poet Laura Riding (Imogen Poots), specifically with respect to the open love triangle between them as they lived in London and Cairo. [Screen Daily]

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