Jamie Foxx to Join Taron Egerton in 'Robin Hood: Origins'

Taron Egerton is starring as the classic archer in the Lionsgate movie project.
Jamie Foxx  Miller Mobley

Jamie Foxx is joining Robin Hood’s Merry Men.

The actor will play Little John in Robin Hood: Origins, Lionsgate’s revamp of the classic English tale about the archer-thief who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Taron Egerton is on board as Robin Hood and Eve Hewson will be playing Maid Marian.

Little John was Robin’s right-hand man and known to fight with a staff.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way is producing the project which will be directed by Otto Bathurst.

Foxx recently wrapped Sleepless Night, the remake of the 2011 thriller Nuit blanche and is in prep to appear in Edgar Wright’s thriller Baby Driver with Ansel Elgort and Lily James.

He is repped by CAA.

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