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Ridley Scott Has Found His Merry Men March 10, 2009 2:31 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Universal Pictures.
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ridleyscott-031009Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Alan Doyle have been cast as the group of adventures in Ridley Scott’s still untitled Robin Hood project, headlined by actor Russell Crowe as Robin Hood and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian.  The project was written by Brian Helgeland.

From THR:

Grimes has been cast in the role of Will Scarlet, a skilled swordsman and Hood’s nephew.

Durand is playing Little John, Hood’s right-hand man. He is best known in the legends for fighting a duel with Hood using quarterstaves while trying to cross a river.

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.


Cate Blanchett Confirmed For Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood February 25, 2009 5:22 pm

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cateblanchett-022509Variety has confirmed The Telegraph’s report from earlier in the month that Cate Blanchett will play Maid Marian opposite Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood.

The film has a budget of $130 million and enters production in early April.  Producer Brian Grazer is producing alongside Ridley Scott and says that Blanchett was a strong match for Crowe:

“They are both highly accomplished dramatic actors who are taken seriously playing rich characters in period pieces, but each has the ability to show you fun,” Grazer said.