Ben Mendelsohn to Play Sheriff of Nottingham in ‘Robin Hood: Origins’

Mendelsohn will soon be seen in the 'Star Wars' stand-alone 'Rogue One.'
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Ben Mendelsohn

Lionsgate's Robin Hood: Origins has found its Sheriff of Nottingham.

Ben Mendelsohn, who will be seen in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Imperial officer Orson Krennic, is in final negotiations to play the villain in the feature that stars Kingsman actor Taron Egerton as the English outlaw.

Jamie Foxx is set to star as Little John, while Eve Hewson (The Knick) will play Maid Marion.

Otto Bathurst is directing from a script by Joby Harold. Leonardo DiCaprio will produce through his Appian Way shingle, with Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Basil Iwanyk, Tory Tunnell, and Joby Harold also producing. 

Mendelsohn won an Emmy for his role on Netflix's crime drama Bloodline and is set to star opposite Gary Oldman in the Winston Churchill movie The Darkest Hour.

He is repped by CAA and the U.K.'s United.

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