Sienna Miller (“Stardust,” “Factory Girl”) is in negotiations to play Maid Marion in Ridley Scott’s “Nottingham” for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment says the trades.
A revisionist take on the Robin Hood story, Russell Crowe stars as the Sheriff of Nottingham in a narrative which paints him as a noble lawman keeping the peace for a corrupt Prince John. Robin Hood and his men are painted as a darker and more violent group of vigilantes than their previous incarnations.
Marion has always been the object of Robin’s affection. How the new version intends to change the character is unsure at present but a love triangle between the Sheriff, Marion and Robin is a key element.
Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris penned the script on which Brian Helgeland did a rewrite. Shooting begins later this Summer for release November 6th 2009.