Warrior: According to Variety, Icon partners Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey will team with Gavin and Greg O'Connor on Warrior, an epic about Boudica, a female warrior who led Britain against Roman conquerors and was posthumously named Britain's first queen.

The drama, which chronicles Boudica's rise from peasant girl to a military leader who united the Celtic tribes of Britain to battle the 9th century Roman Empire, will be directed by Gavin O'Connor ("Miracle"). Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal wrote the script.

The protagonist, a female equivalent of William Wallace in the Icon-produced "Braveheart," has become the most hotly fought-over historical screen figure since Alexander the Great. There are three other Boudica biopics.

To Gavin O'Connor, Boudica and the period of history she lived in makes her the exception.

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