Leonardo DiCaprio brings Robin Hood to UK
An origins story of the legendary Robin Hood is heading to film in the UK next summer. Â
Kingsman star Taron Egerton is lined up to star as the altruistic outlaw, with Bridge of Spies star Eve Hewson reportedly playing Maid Marian.
Egerton is due to shoot Kingsman 2 first, with the gritty take on the Nottingham Forest tale to follow in the summer of 2016, all being well.
Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst is calling the shots from a screenplay by Joby Harold; the latter also produces with his Safehouse Pictures partner Tory Tunnell.
Harold is a seasoned author when it comes to Hollywood reimaginings of ancient English folk tales, with Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur among his many recent credits.
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