Cate Blanchett takes over Maid Marion Role in Nottingham

February 26, 2009 By:
Cate Blanchett takes over Maid Marion Role in Nottingham

Ok, people might actually go see this movie again! Last September Hollyscoop first reported that Russell Crowe and Sienna Miller had both signed on to play the lead roles in Nottingham, an adaptation of Robin Hood.

Russell Crowe is still on board to play both roles of Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Sienna has since dropped out of the role of Maid Marion because of “scheduling conflicts,” but we hear the truth of the matter was that the producers ended up thinking Sienna was too skinny and youthful for the part.

The role had been empty the last couple of months because shooting was postponed, but as of today, Cate Blanchett is confirmed to be taking on the role.

That casting choice certainly takes the movie up one more notch! And we’re not the only ones happy with this change.

Nottingham cast member Mark Strong who plays Guy of Gisborne, said, "She is a wonderful actress and it would make it a much classier film if she was in it."

Shooting is expected to resume soon. We’ll still have to wait a while on the movie though, which doesn’t come out til 2010.