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James Caviezel will play William Tell in a new movie.

James Caviezel

James Caviezel

William Tell movie

Movie based on a medieval legend will recount how crossbow marksman William Tell starts filming in 2010 in Romania.

William Tell – Legendary Swiss Hero with a crossbow

William Tell, who originally hailed from Bürglen, was known as an expert marksman with the crossbow. At the time, the Habsburg emperors of Austria were seeking to dominate Uri. Hermann Gessler, the newly appointed Austrian  Vogt  of Altdorf, raised a pole in the village’s central square, hung his hat on top of it, and demanded that all the local townsfolk bow before the hat. When Tell passed by the hat without bowing to it, he was arrested. He received the punishment of being forced to shoot an apple off the head of his son, Walter, or else both would be executed. Tell had been promised freedom if he successfully shot the apple.

William Tell

William Tell - Legendary Swiss Hero

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