A Knight's Tale (movie)A Knight's Tale
(2001) is a film written and directed by Brian Helgeland
. Set in medieval Europe, the plot centers on a young peasant squire, played by Heath Ledger
, who, after the death of his knight master, joins the jousting circuit, an act forbidden to those not of noble birth. The film combines action, comedy, and romance, and is notable for its anachronistic use of classic rock songs, such as Queen
's "We Will Rock You." "A Knight's Tale" is considered by many to be the breakout movie for stars Heath Ledger
(William), Paul Bettany
), and Shannyn Sossamon (Jocelyn).