Robin Hood Gets his Merry Men

For a while there, it didn’t look like Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe’s “Robin Hood” (formerly “Nottingham”) was ever going to get off the ground. Then all of a sudden they swap Sienna Miller with Cate Blanchett, and now the project seems to be moving full steam toward an April start date. Hopefully Scott’s flirting with that ridiculously sounding Monopoly movie will get lost somewhere in Robin Hood’s dust.

The latest casting news for “Robin Hood” comes from THR, which tells us that three actors have joined the cast as Robin Hood’s merry men. They are Scott Grimes, Kevin Durand and Alan Doyle. Grimes would play Will Scarlett, while Durand (The Blob in the upcoming “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) is Little John, and Doyle is Alan a Dayle,CQ, described as “a roving minstrel and needed help when his love was being forced to marry another man.” Sounds like what happened to me last Tuesday, except swap “his love” with “his donut”.

Grimes, Durand and Doyle have until April to brush up on their bow and arrow skills until Scott arrives in the UK to shoot this thing.