March 26, 2010

Robin Hood to open the Cannes Film Festival?

Apparently so, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" will open the 63rd Festival de Cannes on May 12, organizers said. Russell Crowe plays the legendary archer alongside Cate Blanchett, Max Von Sydow, Lea Sedoux and William Hurt.

"Robin Hood," produced by Brian Grazer, Imagine Entertainment and Scott's Scott Free, will screen out of competition at Cannes on the same day it hits French theaters, before Universal releases the film worldwide on May 14.

Scott is no stranger to the Croisette, having screened his prize-winning "The Duellists" in 1977 then "Thelma and Louise" in 1991.

Written by Brian Helgleland, the new version of the classic story is an action-packed look at the well-known tale about a thief-turned-hero in 13th century England trying to save a village and earn the affections of his lady love. Crowe isn't the first to play the heroic outlaw; Robin Hood's tights have previously been worn by Errol Flynn, Sean Connery and Kevin Costner.

The Festival de Cannes is set for May 12-23.


1 comment:

  1. Well, perhaps that's a good sign for the film...probably not, but hey, one can dream.