William Hurt joins the hunt for ‘Robin Hood’
William Hurt, seen here as General "Thunderbolt" Ross from last year’s Incredible Hulk movie, has been added to the cast of Ridley Scott’s untitled Robin Hood, formerly known as Nottingham. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he will appear as William Marshall, the Earl of Pembroke, a historical figure who was one of the most powerful men in Europe. Marshall was a servant to the Plantagenet kings and one of the best jousters of the era.
The feature, due May 14, 2010, stars Russell Crowe in a “retelling of the origins of the legend’s key characters.” Production began on the film recently and the cast includes Cate Blanchett as Lady Marion, Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Eleanor, Mark Strong as Sir Godfrey, Oscar Issac as King John, Léa Seydoux as French Princess Isabella, and the Merry Men: Scott Grimes as Will Scarlet, Kevin Durand as Little John, Alan Doyle as Allan Adayle.