CS Video: Robin Hood director & cast on reimagining the classic tale
Robin Hood director Otto Bathurst and cast members Jamie Dornan and Ben Mendelsohn sat down with ComingSoon.net to talk about Lionsgate’s upcoming action movie, which serves as a different take on the classic tale. Check out the video below, and catch the movie in theaters this Wednesday on November 21!
Robin Hood follows the story of a war-hardened Crusader and a Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure. Packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance, which is a never before seen story of how our titular hero became the icon and legend as we know him today.
The cast includes Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle) as the title hero, with Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, Ray) as Little John, Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey) as Will Scarlet, Eve Hewson (Bridge of Spies) as Maid Marion, Tim Minchin (Californication) as Friar Tuck, and Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders, The Revenant) as Guy of Gisborne.
Described as having a “gritty tone,” the film finds Robin Hood returning from The Crusades to discover a Sherwood Forest rife with corruption and evil. Teaming with a band of outlaws, he takes matters into his own hands to set things right, with very little merry-making along the way.
Robin Hood is directed by Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror) from a screenplay by Ben Chandler and David James Kelly. The film is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Basil Iwanyk, Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold.