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Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian to Russell Crowe's Robin Hood

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    Russell Crowe, left, will play Robin Hood in a new movie and Cate Blanchett, right, will play Maid Marian.

    Cate Blanchett will play Maid Marian opposite Russell Crowe as Robin Hood.

    At one time Sienna Miller had the part.

    Variety says producer Brian Grazer says Blanchett is a strong match for Crowe.

    She's also older than Miller, which may put Marian and Robin Hood on more equal footing as characters.

    Filming is supposed to start later in the spring.


    What the El!?! Editorial:

    Wow, do we need another Robin Hood movie? I mean after "Men in Tights" what more could we need?

    Look there's already been the following (to name a small few):
    "Robin Hood" (1922) starring Douglas Fairbanks and Enid Bennett
    "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938) starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
    "The Bandit of Sherwood Forest" (1946) starring Cornel Wilde
    "Robin Hood" (1973) the cartoon
    "Robin and Marian" (1976) with Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn
    "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991) starring Kevin Costner and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio – and it had a great song!
    "Robin Hood" (1991) starring Patrick Bergen and Uma Thurman
    "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" (1993) from the comedy genius of Mel Brooks.

    What's next? Another version of the story of King Arthur and Lancelot?
     

    (Associated Press)