Redgrave dons crown for Scott


Vanessa Redgrave is joining the cast of director Ridley Scott's untitled Robin Hood project, starring Russell Crowe, which is beginning production in the U.K.

Redgrave will play Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, mother of King John (Oscar Isaacs). Also joining the cast is French actress Lea Seydoux, who plays Princess Isabella in the upcoming "Inglourious Basterds."

The project was scheduled to begin filming last August but was put on hold in July for more script work.

Producing are Brian Grazer, Scott and Crowe. Charles Schlissel is exec producing. (partialdiff)