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Eve Hewson beats 100 others to land Maid Marion role in Robin Hood: Origins

Published 16/10/2015 | 11:52

Eve Hewson
Eve Hewson

Eve Hewson has landed the lead female role in Robin Hood: Origins opposite Taron Egerton.

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Hewson (24) is currently featuring in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies and starred in TV series The Knick opposite Clive James.

Deadline reports that Bono and Ali Hewson's second eldest daughter beat 100 other actresses to nab the role including Dutch actress JGaite Jansen, Australian actress Lucy Fry and Brit Gugu Mbatha-Raw, most recently seen in Belle.

Eve will of course play Maid Marion in the film which will be directed by Otto Bathurst who has helmed the hugely popular Peaky Blinders.

The screenplay has been written by Job Harold who wrote Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtabe: King Arthur.

Exact details of the plot are scant although it will reportedly see Robin Hood return from the Crusades to form a band of outlaws who attempt to tackle the corruption that has escalated in Sherwood since he left.

Hewson has been treading the publicity trail for Bridge of Spies and this week said it was a dream come true working with Steven Spielberg in Bridge of Spies as it fulfills a childhood passion of hers - ET.

Eve said she became so "obsessed" with the 1982 film that she cut off her hair and insisted she be referred to as Elliott after the main character of the film.

"It's so fun to work with Steven," she told The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. "I was obsessed with ET when I was a kid. I cut off all my hair and made everyone call me Elliott."

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