Jamie Foxx cast as Little John in “darker” Robin Hood film

Jamie Foxx

For the 13th time since 2000, the legendary sharpshooting outlaw known as Robin Hood will appear on screen with the announcement of Robin Hood: Origins.

The last major Robin Hood movie to be released in theaters was in 2010 and starred Russell Crowe. The new movie, set to be released on March 23rd, 2018, won’t have as big of an actor in the lead role, but instead in a supporting role.

Taron Egerton, well known for his main role in Kingsman: The Secret Service, will play Robin Hood in the new movie. Jamie Foxx, meanwhile, will take up the role of Little John. Also joining the cast is Jamie Dornan as Will Scalett, Eve Hewson as Maid Marian, and Paul Anderson in an unnamed role.

According to Deadline, the new movie will have a darker tone, as it will follow the classic hero after his Crusades battles.  Hood will be returning to the Sherwood Forest where he finds it is filled with corruption and evil. That’s where he forms a new band of outlaws, who take up a revolt against the corrupt English monarchy.

Robin Hood: Origins will be jointly produced by Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran and many others. DiCaprio and Killoran are also attached to the new Richard Jewell movie we reported on Wednesday.

Safe House’s Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell are also set to produce, while Harold will be writing the script.


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