Miller talking about joining Universal's 'hood


Sienna Miller is in negotiations to star as Maid Marion in the Russell Crowe-toplined "Nottingham," which Ridley Scott is directing for Universal. Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer is producing.

In the revisionist take on the Robin Hood legend, Crowe stars as the Sheriff of Nottingham in a scenario that sees him as of a more noble lawman than as an evil king's right-hand man and facing off with a more shadier Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest.

Marion historically has been the object of Robin's affection, from whom he steals the evil King John. Details of how that is subverted in the current screenplay were not divulged.

Universal picked up "Nottingham" from Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, creators of Showtime's "Sleeper Cell." Brian Helgeland did a rewrite.

Miller, repped by Endeavor, recently wrapped production on Paramount's "G.I. Joe," in which she plays the Baroness. (partialdiff)