Robin Hood Opens Cannes Film Festival


Director Ridley Scott’s take on Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe in his fourth film with the filmmaker, will open globally on May 14, but two days earlier, it will open the 63rd Festival de Cannes continuing a long-standing tradition of the prestigious festival opening with a big summer movie.

It marks Scott’s return to the annual film festival and market for the first time since 1991 when Thelma & Louise was presented there out of competition, and it follows the likes of Pixar’s Up and Ron Howard’s The Da Vinci Code as the festival’s opening night film.

Crowe and Scott first teamed for the 2000 epic Gladiator, for which Crowe won an Oscar. Robin Hood also stars Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston and Max Von Sydow.