Cate Blanchett to be Marian in Crowe’s Robin Hood

Remember that awesome Robin Hood movie Russell Crowe was attached to? I remember reading a LOT about it and then it dropped off the planet, but now we get more news with the announcement that Robin will be staring lovingly into the eyes of Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian. Guess the ball is rolling again!

MTV shares:

Last week MTV News caught up with Ridley Scott, who finally revealed just what was going on with “Nottingham” — it was now “Robin Hood” with Russell Crowe as the titular archer. Now Robin has found his lady love, as Variety reports that Maid Marian is to be played by the lovely Cate Blanchett.

Now correct me if I am wrong, but wasn’t this film supposed to be a different look at the Robin Hood story, called Nottingham?

I seem to recall that Crowe was going to be playing the Sherriff of Nottingham as we were told the Robin Hood story from the Sheriff’s point of view. Then later it was rumoured that Crowe would be playing a conflicted and good Sheriff duty sworn and under the boot of Prince John and hides his identity and becomes Robin Hood to fight against the oppression of the replacement ruler while the Lionheart was on the Crusades.

I thought that was a wonderful idea for a movie and also really liked that they were going with a mature cast. Rumours that Sienna Miller was to be his Maid Marian didn’t sit well with me. But to hear of Cate Blanchett in the role is exciting.

Cate has the presence and grace of nobility and few her age could say they look as beautiful, which is a fine character for the nobel that steals the heart from the Prince of Theives.

Either way, I hope that this works out well, and its good news that they are finally moving forward with this.

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11 thoughts on “Cate Blanchett to be Marian in Crowe’s Robin Hood

  1. Scott and Crowe are like peanut butter and jelly! I can’t wait to see this film! I hope the cinematography is up to par with Gladiator and Black Hawk Down.

  2. oh my god.

    if it wasnt for gwyneth paltrow i would TOTALLY send all my obsessed marriage proposal emails to cate

    and for the record, no….gwyn gwyn has not found any time in her busy schedule to respond to my love letters/poems/death threats to her husband

  3. Wasn’t this announced like, a month ago? I remember it was a long time ago, cause it led to a Is Cate Blanchett Hot or Not argument thread on one site I go to.

  4. It’s a shame Scott ditched the idea of ‘Robin Hood = Nottingham’. My level of excitement towards this movie went down quite a bit when I read about it. At least the casting is coming together nicely.

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