FIFTY SHADES Star Jamie Dornan in Talks To Play Will Scarlet in ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan has found a role of a different shade...Scarlet. Variety reports that the actor is in talks to play the character of Will Scarlet in Lionsgate's Robin Hood: Origins, which will star Kingsman actor Taron Egerton as the title archer. A different Jamie — Mr. Foxx — is lined up in the role of Robin Hood's number one sidekick Little John, while The Knick's Eve Hewson will play Maid Marian.

Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst is directing from a script by Joby Harold, who also wrote Guy Ritchie's upcoming King Arthur movie. As the title might indicate, this movie "follows the titular hero as he returns from the Crusades and forms a band of outlaws to deal with corruption."

Traditionally, Will Scarlet is the half-brother of Robin Hood and one of his Merry Men. Christian Slater played the character in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Based on what I've seen of his work so far, Dornan doesn't have the level of charisma that I'd like to see from a supporting player in a movie like this, one where presumably there's going to be a lot of emphasis on the banter between the Merry Men. Does anyone think I'm being too harsh? Have you seen Dornan show a flash of promise that you think might be more fleshed out in this movie?

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