A forgotten Heath Ledger classic jousts to glory on streaming

Years before winning an Academy Award posthumously for The Dark Knight,

Heath Ledger starred in some much-loved films,

and now his medieval classic A Knight’s Tale has thrown the gauntlet down on its streaming rivals.

Released in 2001, just a few years after Ledger broke onto the movie scene with the all-time classic

10 Things I Hate About You as heartthrob Patrick Verona,

he starred in the Sony adaptation of Geoffrey Chancer’s 700 year old story

The Knight’s Tale. Directed by Brian Helgeland, the medieval flick is one of the most-viewed movies on HBO Max, 

Following Ledger as peasant knight William Thatcher competing in jousting tournaments,

while beating his foes, attaining admiration, and most importantly