9:04am PT by Mia Galuppo
Tim Minchin to Play Friar Tuck in Lionsgate's New 'Robin Hood' Film
Australian multihyphenate Tim Minchin has joined Lionsgate's Robin Hood: Origins as Friar Tuck, one of Robin Hood's loyal companions.
Taron Egerton is playing the magnanimous thief in the retelling of English folklore, with Jamie Foxx playing Little John and Eve Hewson portraying Maid Marian.
Jamie Dornan and Ben Mendelsohn also star in the action feature, which is being directed by Otto Bathurst.
Origins, which is set to film in Budapest, is scheduled to hit theaters March 23, 2018.
Minchin is known for his stage work, having composed and written the lyrics for the Tony Award-winning Matilda. His theatrical work also includes roles in Australian and U.K. productions of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Currently, he is co-directing and writing the music and lyrics for the DreamWorks animated feature Larrikins.
Minchin is repped by APA, the U.K.'s PBJ and Ginsburg Daniels.