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Jamie Dornan in Talks to Play Will Scarlett in ‘Robin Hood: Origins’

Jamie Dornan is in talks to play Will Scarlet in Lionsgate’s “Robin Hood: Origins,” sources tell Variety.

“Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst is directing from Joby Harold’s script. The film — set in the Sherwood Forest — follows the titular hero as he returns from the Crusades and forms a band of outlaws to fight corruption. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing through their Appian Way banner with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell through their Safehouse Productions and Basil Iwanyk through his Thunder Road Pictures.

Lionsgate had no comment.

Taron Egerton plays the title role, Eve Hewson will depict Maid Marian, and Jamie Foxx will portray Little John. In the books, Scarlett is the half-brother of Robin Hood who is a member of Little John’s group of Merry Men.

Numerous “Robin Hood” movies have been made in the past century. The most recent came in 2010; Ridley Scott directed Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett in Universal’s “Robin Hood,” which topped $321 million worldwide.

Dornan has had a busy year, appearing the World War II thriller “Anthropoid” and the horror thriller “The 9th Life of Louis Drax.” He recently wrapped filming on both “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequels and also currently stars in the BBC drama “The Fall.”

He is repped by UTA.

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