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Jamie Foxx Joins ‘Robin Hood: Origins’

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Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx will play Little John in Lionsgate’s “Robin Hood: Origins.”

He’ll join “Kingsman: The Secret Service” star Taron Egerton and “The Knick’s” Eve Hewson in the gritting reimagining from “Peaky Blinders” director Otto Bathurst.

According to Deadline, Foxx’s Little John is a “battle-hardened but war-weary veteran of the Crusades” who starts out distrustful of young Robin, as they fought on opposite sides, but eventually warms up to the hero.

In Bathurst’s revisionist take on the story, written by Joby Harold (“Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur”), Robin Hood returns from the Crusades to discover Sherwood Forest is rife with corruption. In this gritty take, he forms a band of outlaws to deliver vigilante justice.

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  • Mike Elsner

    Before anyone says anything too negative, I got say my problem with this is size. And possibly with the accent.

    Like, if they announced Idris Elba as Little John, I think that would be absolutely fantastic.

  • Mike Elsner

    Before anyone says anything too negative, I got say my problem with this is size. And possibly with the accent.

    Like, if they announced Idris Elba as Little John, I think that would be absolutely fantastic.

  • JasonMBryant

    Yes, yes yes. I had the same reaction. The whole joke of Little John is that the nickname is based on him being huge.

    Also, Idris Elba would be pretty cool, but that’s because more Idris Elba is always a good thing.

    Still, Jamie Foxx is a good actor, so this could be enjoyable. Here’s hoping.

  • qarahiyo

    I know Morgan Freeman was in Kevin Cosner’s Robin-hood but at least he didn’t play Little John.

  • Bagel13

    I’m afraid Little John will be a dick joke in this one.

  • JP

    You can see this movie will crash and burn already.

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  • bloodletting

    Didn’t they already do a Robin Hood origin movie with Russell Crowe a few years ago?