Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand & Alan Doyle in Ridley Scott’s ROBIN HOOD
Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Alan Doyle have been cast in Ridley Scott’s untitled ROBIN HOOD film as part of Robin Hood’s band of Merry Men.
With Russell Crowe in the title role, and after a confirmation that Cate Blanchett would portray Maid Marian, it was time to cast the rest of Robin Hood’s clan.
And so Scott Grimes (“ER”) will play Will Scarlet, a swordsman and also Robin Hood’s nephew (in the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Will Scarlett was portrayed by Christian Slater). I really love Scott Grimes (ever since Party of Five actually), and I think this casting fits him really well.
Kevin Durand (“Lost”) will play Little John, Robin Hood’s right-hand man. Since there is nothing little about Little John, I think Kevin Durand is going to give us our money’s worth.
And finally, Alan Doyle will play Alan a Dayle (who was called Alan-a-Dale in the original story). Not sure exactly what he’ll be doing in the movie, but I do remember Alan from the British Robin Hood show, and I actually liked the character in that. Of course the Robin Hood movie’s Alan will most likely be totally different.
I have to say that I am quite happy with this casting news, the Robin Hood movie seems to shape up to be pretty good.