Get ready to experience a gritty new adaptation of Robin Hood this Thanksgiving. The Lionsgate-backed film centers more on the origin story of the infamous do-gooder who stole from the rich to give to the poor, chronicling Robin Hood’s time as a crusader fighting against corruption, long before he began his role as an outlaw.
Taron Egerton, best known for his breakout roles in the 2014 films Kingsman: The Secret Service opposite Colin Firth and the WWI memoir Testament of Youth with new Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander, plays the title character. Oscar winner Jamie Foxx plays the lovable Little John, while Fifty Shades of Grey breakout Jamie Dornan plays the charmer Will Scarlett. Bloodline Emmy winner and go-to Hollywood villain (see: Rogue One, Ready Player One) Ben Mendelsohn plays the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham. Eve Hewson, who most notably played Tom Hanks’ daughter in the 2015 Spielberg film Bridge of Spies and will be seen in the forthcoming Papillion remake, plays Maid Marian. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way produces the film with DiCaprio and Appian Way president Jennifer Davisson as producers on the project.
The film was originally slated for a March 2018 release, but Egerton was shooting his most recent Kingsman: The Golden Circle at the time, so the director, Otto Bathurst, decided to postpone production so they could have Egerton. Lionsgate also announced yesterday evening (via THR) that their thriller A Simple Favor, starring Blake Lively and Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick, will be released on Sept. 14. This film, directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy), is based on Darcey Bell’s 2017 book about a mommy blogger whose best friend mysteriously disappears.
Robin Hood’s official release date is now Nov. 21, 2018.