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Kingsman's Taron Egerton in early talks for lead role in Robin Hood: Origins

08.07.2015

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Last week we learned Jack Huston, Taron Egerton, Jack Reynor, Dylan O'Brien and Nicholas Hoult were on Lionsgate's shortlist for the lead role in ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS, with Reynor having a slight edge over his fellow actors, but now Deadline is reporting that Egerton is in early talks for the part. The key word here though is early, as he may not be able to do it if a KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE sequel gets the greenlight at Fox. But if Lionsgate is able to reach a deal with Egerton, Deadline says the studio's next task will be to find an actress to play his love interest.

Peaky Blinders' Otto Bathurst is set to helm the origin story from a script by KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE: KING ARTHUR scribe Joby Harold, which has been compared to THE DARK KNIGHT, and described as a "gritty, revisionist take on the legend."

Here, Robin Hood returns from fighting in The Crusades and finds that Sherwood Forest is rife with corruption and evil. He forms a band of outlaws and they take matters into their own hands.

The Lionsgate project is just one of several Robin Hood-centric flicks currently in the works, with Disney, Sony and Warner Bros. also developing live-action films featuring the heroic outlaw. The studio's plan is start production on ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS sometime in early 2016.

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Source: Deadline

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8:20PM on 08/08/2015
I love the character Robin Hood and will continue to watch any rendition they produce of him. Egerton would be awesome. I would really like to see a modern version of Robin Hood though, using all available weapons and gadgetry to steal from the ridiculous rich and give to the hungry children around the world, maybe as a BBC series like Sherlock. That being said I really wish they made the version with Crowe playing a misunderstood Sheriff of Nottingham with Robin as the antagonist that seemed
I love the character Robin Hood and will continue to watch any rendition they produce of him. Egerton would be awesome. I would really like to see a modern version of Robin Hood though, using all available weapons and gadgetry to steal from the ridiculous rich and give to the hungry children around the world, maybe as a BBC series like Sherlock. That being said I really wish they made the version with Crowe playing a misunderstood Sheriff of Nottingham with Robin as the antagonist that seemed like a cool twist of story instead of the boring alternative they gave us.
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11:16AM on 08/08/2015
Guys, I am so hip to this news. You know why? Because at long last, not counting the TV Jason Connery version which was awesome, Robin Hood will be played by an actual Englishman! It's amazing how Hollywood never thought about this before!
Guys, I am so hip to this news. You know why? Because at long last, not counting the TV Jason Connery version which was awesome, Robin Hood will be played by an actual Englishman! It's amazing how Hollywood never thought about this before!
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8:13PM on 08/08/2015
Uh...Cary Elwes! Anyone? Anyone?
Uh...Cary Elwes! Anyone? Anyone?
10:40AM on 08/07/2015
Taron Egerton is a talented young actor but why Robin Hood? It's been rebooted / remade for so many times.
Taron Egerton is a talented young actor but why Robin Hood? It's been rebooted / remade for so many times.
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10:23AM on 08/07/2015
I support anything Taron does.
I support anything Taron does.
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10:23AM on 08/07/2015
Talk about doing something to death. It's like every five years, they try and force another Robin Hood or Three Musketeer's movie on us like were starving for a reinvention of those characters.. enough
Talk about doing something to death. It's like every five years, they try and force another Robin Hood or Three Musketeer's movie on us like were starving for a reinvention of those characters.. enough
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9:49AM on 08/07/2015

This kid is too cool to play Robin Hood...

This kid needs to make another Kingsman movie, a Marvel movie and keep his action roots going. He is the first kid I have seen in a long time that didn't annoy me. He wasn't some "poor me, crybaby" he wasn't some kid pretending to be something he isn't and he just has some good acting chops that can be harnessed and detailed into something great.
This kid needs to make another Kingsman movie, a Marvel movie and keep his action roots going. He is the first kid I have seen in a long time that didn't annoy me. He wasn't some "poor me, crybaby" he wasn't some kid pretending to be something he isn't and he just has some good acting chops that can be harnessed and detailed into something great.
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9:24AM on 08/07/2015
Why does Hollywood keep trying to force a Robin Hood movie on us?
Why does Hollywood keep trying to force a Robin Hood movie on us?
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