Trust Hollywood to continuously resurrect a character audiences have seen a thousand times, although this cast has piqued my interest.
It’s been reported that Irish actor Jamie Dornan is in discussions with Lionsgate to play the role of Will Scarlet, one of Robin Hood’s Merry Men, in an upcoming Robin Hood origins story. He would be joining a cast of big names including Taron Egerton as Robin Hood, Jamie Fox as Little John and Eve Hewson as Maid Marion.
The film will be directed by Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders) from a script by Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), and will follow Robin as he assembles a team of outlaws to fight against corruption.
Dornan has been making a big impression on Hollywood since he sizzled on the big screen with Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey, and is soon to appear in Anthropoid opposite Cillian Murphy and The Siege of Jadotville with Mark Strong.