Netflix continues to add great films to its catalog every month, and one of the latest is The Eagle starring Channing Tatum. The film was originally released in 2011 and received mixed reviews. Now that it has been running on Netflix since September 2023, it is currently (as of September 12th) one of the streamer’s top 10 films in the US series. So it’s obvious that people are watching it! Who else will you see besides Tatum?
At the center of the epic historical drama is his character Marcus Aquila. His father, Flavius Aquila, and Rome’s Ninth Legion disappear in 120 AD while trying to track down the “revered eagle emblem,” the synopsis says. Two decades later, rumors that the golden eagle is in a tribal temple spur Marcus to travel to Scotland to retrieve it and “restore his father’s tarnished honor.”
Who else can be seen in the production? Which stars will you see? We have the answer for you below!
The cast of “The Eagle”: who stars in the historical drama?
Channing Tatum takes on the lead role of Marcus Flavius Aquila. He is best known for his roles as Duke Orsino in She is the manTyler Gage in Step upand Michael “Magic Mike” Lane in the Magic Mike Films. Jamie Bell plays Esca, Marcus’ slave. You may recognize the actor from his title role in Billy Elliot and Ben Grimm/Thing in Fantastic Four. Check out the full cast list below:
- Channing Tatum as Marcus Flavius Aquila
- Jamie Bell as Esca
- Donald Sutherland as Marcus’ Uncle Aquila
- Mark Strong as Guern/Lucius Caius Metellus
- Tahar Rahim as Prince of the Seal People
- Denis O’Hare as Centurion Lutorius
- Douglas Henshall as Cradoc
- Paul Ritter as Galba
- Dakin Matthews as Legate Claudius
- Pip Carter as Tribune Placidus
- Ned Dennehy as chief of the seal people
Directed by Kevin Macdonald and written by Jeremy Brock. Check out the trailer below:
The Eagle is now streaming on Netflix.