Trio join Ridley Scott's Robin Hood film


Robin Hood has found his Merry Men.

Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Alan Doyle have been cast as the group of adventurers in Universal and Imagine's untitled Robin Hood tale being directed by Ridley Scott.

Russell Crowe toplines the movie, which is being billed as a retelling of the origins of the key characters of the Robin Hood legend. Cate Blanchett is on board as Maid Marian in the project written by Brian Helgeland.

Scott is producing with Imagine's Brian Grazer.

Grimes has been cast in the role of Will Scarlet, a skilled swordsman and Hood's nephew. The actor, repped by Domain and Levine Okwu Talent, appears on NBC's "ER" and does voice work for Fox's "American Dad."

Durand is playing Little John, Hood's right-hand man. He is best known in the legends for fighting a duel with Hood using quarterstaves while trying to cross a river. Durand, who appears as the Blob in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," is best known for his work on ABC's "Lost," where he played a mercenary named Martin Keamy. Durand is repped by Abrams Artist Agency and Alchemy Entertainment.

Doyle is playing Alan a Dayle,CQ who in lore was a roving minstrel and needed help when his love was being forced to marry another man. Doyle, repped by Sonic Entertainment Group, is the lead singer of Great Big Sea, a Canadian folk-rock band known for its sea shanties.

An April shoot in the U.K. is being eyed.
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