Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Trio Join Ridley Scott's Robin Hood Film

Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Alan Doyle have been cast as the group of adventurers in Universal and Imagine's Robin Hood tale being directed by Ridley Scott.

Russell Crowe toplines the movie, which is being billed as a retelling of the origins of the key characters of the Robin Hood legend. Cate Blanchett is on board as Maid Marian in the project written by Brian Helgeland.

Scott is producing with Imagine's Brian Grazer.

Scott Grimes ("ER," "American Dad") has been cast in the role of Will Scarlet, a skilled swordsman and Hood's nephew. Kevin Durand (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, "Lost") is playing Little John, Hood's right-hand man. Alan Doyle is playing Alan a Dayle,CQ who in lore was a roving minstrel and needed help when his love was being forced to marry another man.

Glad to see this movie picking up the pace and moving forward. This looks like a good casting call and one that should play out well. I'm still expecting this film to be great since Scott is behind the wheel and its based on a famous story we all know by now. I just hope Scott brings a more darker version of this story to fruition because I'm getting tired of seeing the same campy Robin Hood story over again and again.

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