Mouza / November 18, 2016  Robin Hood: Origins

Fans of Robin Hood are going to get a whole new take on the character, as Lionsgate has set a 2018 release date for a new film about the English folk hero.

“Kingsman: the Secret Service” star Taron Egerton will step into the role previously played by Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe and Errol Flynn, among others, for “Robin Hood: Origins,” a fresh look at the character’s origin story. The film will be released March 23, 2018.

Jamie Foxx will co-star as Little John, with Eve Hewson playing Marian and “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan playing Robin Hood’s half-brother, Will Scarlett.

“Robin Hood: Origins” will be directed by Otto Bathurst (“Peaky Blinders,” “Black Mirror”) from a script by Joby Harold. Leonardo DiCaprio is listed as one of the project’s producers.

Source: cbsnews.com

Mouza / October 13, 2015  Kingsman: The Secret Service / Robin Hood: Origins / Taron

Taron Egerton’s 2016 has gotten clearer.

The rising star, who broke through with the Matthew Vaughn-directed comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service, had been caught between the dueling schedules of Liongate’sRobin Hood reboot and Kingsman 2.

The latter had been distributed by Fox but was produced and financed by Vaughn and his MARV Films banner. MARV, which had first dibs on the actor, had planted its flag for an April shoot while Lionsgate was aiming for a February start.

The situation didn’t look rosy last week, when Vaughn exercised his option on the actor, meaning thatKingsman 2 was going ahead no matter what, throwing Robin Hood: Origins temporarily into a loop. Would it wait for Egerton or recast?

But now that the dust has settled, THR has learned that Hood will shoot, with Egerton, after Kingsman wraps, likely at the end of summer 2016.

The moves have opened up Egerton’s winter slot but it may not lie vacant for long. Sources tell THR that the actor is attached to star in Crooks County, an indie crime drama package that is hitting the town. The project tells the true tale of a whistleblower involved in an undercover FBI operation in 1980s Cook County, Illinois, that resulted in the largest number of convictions of government officials in American history. Aron Gaudetand Gita Pullapilly wrote the script.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com