Helgeland new sheriff of 'Nottingham'
Crowe stars as the Sheriff of Nottingham in a scenario that sees him more noble lawman than an evil king's right-hand man and facing off with a more shadier Robin Hood in the Sherwood Forest.
Universal picked up "Nottingham" from Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, creators of Showtime's "Sleeper Cell," in a massive bidding war in the winter, paying a handsome seven figures (HR 2/1).
The studio is hoping to being production early next year.
Dylan Clark is overseeing for the studio. Karen Kahela-Sherwood and Jim Whitaker oversee for Imagine.
Helgeland was nominated for a best adapted screenplay Oscar for writing 2004's "Mystic River" and won one for "L.A. Confidential," which he wrote with Curtis Hanson. Helgeland also is a director, whose credits include "Payback" and "A Knight's Tale."
He is repped by Endeavor.