Scott Grimes (TV’s “ER”), Kevin Durand (TV’s “Lost,” “Stargate: SG-1”) and Alan Doyle (lead singer of Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea) have been cast as various members of Robin Hood’s Merry Men in Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.
Penned by Brian Helgeland (“LA Confidential,” “A Knight’s Tale”), the story is being billed as a retelling of the origins of the key characters of the Robin Hood legend. Cate Blanchett is already on board as Maid Marian.
Grimes has been cast in the role of Will Scarlet, a skilled swordsman and Hood’s nephew. Durand is playing Little John, Hood’s right-hand man.
Doyle is playing Alan a Dayle, who in lore was a roving minstrel and needed help when his love was being forced to marry another man.
Scott and Brian Grazer will produce. Filming kicks off next month in the UK.