Jamie Dornan could be putting on tights and joining "Robin Hood: Origins"
According to Variety, Dornan is in talks to play the role of William Scarlet, a member of the band of merry men who steal from the rich and give to the poor.
Robin Hood: Origins is a live action film that follows the story of the titular character as he returns from the Crusades and forms a band of outlaws to help fight corruption. The film is set to be directed by Otto Bathurst, the man behind the successful British drama Peaky Blinders, which airs on Netflix, and stars Taron Egerton as Robin Hood, Jamie Foxx as Little John, and Eve Hewson as Maid Marian.
Dornan’s character of Will Scarlet is said to be a hot-headed character who has advanced skills with a blade. However, in this new adaptation, the character will be married to Maid Marian, who, as legend has it, is actually in love with Robin Hood. Eek!
Given the violent and graphic nature of Peaky Blinders, we’re pretty sure that this latest Robin Hood movie will be *full* of gory sword fights and loads of adult themes. We’re thinking Game of Thrones meets Sherwood Forrest and, tbh, we’re into it.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Jamie Dornan has entered into the realm of fairytales and mythology. The star appeared briefly in ABC’s Once Upon A Time, where he played The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert.
Currently Dornan is in the midst of a busy schedule. The Irish-born star is promoting the historical thriller Anthropoid, as well as the dark murder series The Fall, in which he plays a serial killer. Similarly, the actor just wrapped up filming of both the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels, the first of which is released early next year.
Robin Hood: Origins is due to start shooting in January and is set for release at some point in 2017.