Jamie Foxx Joins Lionsgate’s “Robin Hood: Origins”

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Oscar-winner has signed on to play Little John in the gritty origin story of the heroic outlaw. ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS already found its titular archer in Kingsman: The Secret Service star . He’s joined by The Knick’s as Maid Marion.

With the tone of The Dark Knight, the film will follow Robin Hood as he returns from fighting in The Crusades and finds that Sherwood Forest is rife with corruption and evil. He forms a band of outlaws and they take matters into their own hands. In the re-imagining of the classic folktale, Foxx’s Little John is a battle-hardened but war-weary veteran of who starts out distrustful of Robin Hood, having fought on opposite sides in The Crusades.

The pic is being helmed by , best known for Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror, from a script by , who wrote Guy Ritchie’s upcoming Charlie Hunnam-starrer Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their banner with and through their Safehouse Productions.

Production is expected to begin late summer or fall after Egerton wraps Kingsman 2.

Foxx recently wrapped Sleepless Night, the remake of the French thriller Nuit Blanche. He is repped by and .

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