Saturday 25 March 2017

Robin Hood to open Cannes festival

Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe, will open the Cannes Film Festival
Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe, will open the Cannes Film Festival

Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe, will open the Cannes Film Festival this year.

Organisers of the festival said the film will not compete for prizes.

Russell has already teamed up with Ridley on several occasions, including in Gladiator, A Good Year, American Gangster and Body Of Lies.

By playing Robin Hood on screen, Russell follows in the footsteps of Errol Flynn, Sean Connery and Kevin Costner.

Cate Blanchett plays his love interest, Maid Marian.

The festival runs from May 12 to 23.

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