Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan is in final talks to join Lionsgate’s ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS. Dornan would join Taron Egerton, who will star as Robin Hood, Jamie Foxx as Little John, and Eve Hewson as Maid Marian. Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders) is directing from a spec script by Joby Harold.
The story follows the Robin Hood character as he returns from the Crusades and forms a band of outlaws in the Sherwood Forest to fight political corruption and take matters into their own hands. Dornan is in talks to play Will Scarlett, traditionally depicted as a prominent member of Robin Hood’s Merry Men, but will be portrayed as Marian’s husband and a potential antagonist to Robin.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through Appian Way alongside Harold and Tory Tunnell under their Safehouse Productions and Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures.
Dornan has recently wrapped on Fifty Shades Darker and currently stars in the BBC drama The Fall opposite Gillian Anderson.
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This news was first reported by Variety.