The Loare Castle appears in the 2005 epic film Kingdom of Heaven directed by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. It stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson,... The story is set during the Crusades of the 12th century. A French village blacksmith goes to aid the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The film script is a heavily fictionalized portrayal of the life of Balian of Ibelin (ca. 1143–93). Most filming took place in Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou, Morocco, where Scott had previously filmed Gladiator and Black Hawk Down. But filming also took place here in the Loarre Castle.