Ridley Scott Has Found His Merry Men


Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Alan Doyle have been cast as the Merry Men in Universal and Imagine’s Robin Hood, to be directed by Ridley Scott.

Russell Crowe toplines the movie, which is being billed as a retelling of the origins of the key characters of the Robin Hood legend. Cate Blanchett is on board as Maid Marian in the project written by Brian Helgeland.

Scott is producing with Imagine’s Brian Grazer.

Grimes (“ER,” “American Dad”) has been cast in the role of Will Scarlet, a skilled swordsman and Hood’s nephew. Durand (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, “Lost”) is playing Little John, Hood’s right-hand man. Doyle is playing Alan a Dayle,CQ who in lore was a roving minstrel and needed help when his love was being forced to marry another man.