Lionsgate Taps ‘Peaky Blinders’ Director for ‘Robin Hood: Origins’

Lionsgate is in talks with “Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst to helm “Robin Hood: Origins” for the studio.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell through their Safe House Prods.

Harold is writing the script set in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood returning from the Crusades and forming a band of outlaws to deal with corruption. Harold’s writing credits include Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur,” starring Charlie Hunnam.

Numerous “Robin Hood” movies have been made during the past century. The most recent came in 2010 with Ridley Scott directing Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett in Universal’s “Robin Hood,” which topped $320 million in worldwide grosses.

Bathurst directed the first season of “Peaky Blinders,” starring Cillian Murphy as the leader of a gang operating in  England during the aftermath of World War I. He’s repped by Casarotto Ramsay and WME.

The news about Bathurst was first reported by Deadline.com.

More Film

  • Les Arcs Film Festival

    Les Arcs European Film Festival's Industry Village Kicks Off with Strong Roster

    Lionsgate is in talks with “Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst to helm “Robin Hood: Origins” for the studio. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell through their Safe House Prods. Harold is writing the script set in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood returning from […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to $215 Million Opening Weekend

    Lionsgate is in talks with “Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst to helm “Robin Hood: Origins” for the studio. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell through their Safe House Prods. Harold is writing the script set in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood returning from […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    Lionsgate is in talks with “Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst to helm “Robin Hood: Origins” for the studio. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell through their Safe House Prods. Harold is writing the script set in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood returning from […]

  • Anita Hill

    Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

    Lionsgate is in talks with “Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst to helm “Robin Hood: Origins” for the studio. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell through their Safe House Prods. Harold is writing the script set in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood returning from […]

  • Warren Beatty

    Arnon Milchan Sues Warren Beatty Over 'Rules Don't Apply' Flop

    Lionsgate is in talks with “Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst to helm “Robin Hood: Origins” for the studio. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell through their Safe House Prods. Harold is writing the script set in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood returning from […]

  • Oscar Isaac Addams Family

    Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez Addams in Animated 'Addams Family' Movie

    Lionsgate is in talks with “Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst to helm “Robin Hood: Origins” for the studio. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell through their Safe House Prods. Harold is writing the script set in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood returning from […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Publicists for Jennifer Lawrence, Daisy Ridley, Amy Adams Form New Firm

    Lionsgate is in talks with “Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst to helm “Robin Hood: Origins” for the studio. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell through their Safe House Prods. Harold is writing the script set in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood returning from […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content