Director Ridley Scott and Actor Russell Crowe, who once amazed us with Gladiator, team up again for Robin Hood, an upcoming movie based on the legendary character. The film was originally titled Nottingham, but it has since switched to Robin Hood which is easier to sell to the man in the street. Along Russel Crowe as Robin Hood the cast also includes Cate Blanchett as Lady Marion as Robin Hood’s love interest and Mark Strong as Sir Godfrey, King John’s henchman.
Take a look to this picture of Russell Crowe as Robin Hood:
“In the film, Robin (Russell Crowe) is an archer in Richard the Lionheart’s army, and the villains are the French. This version of the character was abandoned as a child and has problems trusting people. After Richard’s death, Robin returns to Nottingham, becoming an outlaw and trying to win the heart of the widowed Lady Marion (Cate Blanchett). Producer Marc Schmuger said this is about how Robin Hood became an outlaw and this is how those guys became the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest.”
The release date of Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood is set for May 14, 2010.