By Dave McNary
Egerton is starring in the origins story along with Jamie Foxx as Little John and Eve Hewson as Maid Marian. Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan will portray Will Scarlett, the half-brother of Robin Hood.
Otto Bathurst is directing from Joby Harold’s script. Producers are Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Basil Iwanyk, Tory Tunnell, and Joby Harold.
Production companies are DiCaprio’s Appian Way, Safehouse Pictures, and Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures.
The story will center on Robin Hood being a war-hardened crusader and joining with a Moorish commander in an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.
A number of Robin Hood movies have been made in the past century. The most recent came in 2010 when Ridley Scott directed Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett in Universal’s Robin Hood, which topped $321 million worldwide.