Paul McGuigan has signed on to direct the historical drama, Four Knights for The Weinstein Company.

Set in 12th century England, the film follows a quartet of foul-mouthed knights sent by King Henry II to negotiate the peace with the troublesome but hugely popular Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Beckett, says The Hollywood Reporter. The knights' mission goes awry when they end up murdering Beckett and are forced to flee to a remote castle with the whole country baying for their blood.

It's loosely based on the historical adaptation on the play Four Knights in Knaresboro, written by Paul Webb, who will also write the screenplay.

Four Knights has no production schedule as of yet.